Burnley have completed the signing of Steve Caldwell from Sunderland.
Caldwell signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Burnley at nine minutes to midnight on transfer deadline day, with the two clubs agreeing a £400,000 fee.
The Scottish defender has struggled with injuries this season and has made just nine appearances since Roy Keane took over at The Stadium of Light in September.
Keane, who accepted bids from Coventry, Burnley and Watford, admits he became frustrated by Caldwell's fitness problems.
He stripped Caldwell of his captaincy and gave the armband to Dean Whitehead, who he believes is a more reliable skipper.
"There are some captains who are good with the media, organise the quizzes and drinks," said Keane.
"But my idea of a captain is somebody who trains regularly, plays regularly and isn't on the treatment table constantly."
Sunderland striker Dwight Yorke, meanwhile, is to be sued for breach of contract by his former club Sydney FC, according to reports in Australia.
Sydney claim Yorke broke the terms of his contract when he took time off to prepare to play for Trinidad & Tobago at last year's World Cup.
Sydney chief executive George Perry said the club had been talking to Yorke's management company.
"I am aware of the cases," told the Sydney Daily Telegraph. "It pre-dates me but I know we've been talking and we're trying to find an outcome."
Yorke helped Sydney win last year's inaugural A-League title before leaving in August to join Sunderland.