Nottingham Forest have signed Southampton goalkeeper Paul Smith on a three-year deal.
The 26-year-old joined Southampton from Brentford in January 2004, but failed to hold down a regular first team place in his time at St Mary's.
He showed promise when deputising for Antti Niemi early on, but slipped down the pecking order when boss George Burley took over at The Saints.
Promising youngster Bartosz Bialkowski and veteran Kevin Miller were both used ahead of the shot-stopper, and so he has decided to ply his trade with the ambitious League One outfit instead.
"When the opportunity arrived for me to play for such a prestigious club as Nottingham Forest and to learn from an excellent young manager such as Colin Calderwood, I knew I had to take it," he said in a Stellar Group Limited statement.
"There is a great set-up and everyone is determined to make a serious attempt at winning promotion this season.
"The club has been in League One long enough now and we need to get back to challenging for a place in The Premiership.
"I'm really looking forward to getting started and hopefully challenging for a first team place."