Rochdale have signed former Torquay United striker Morike Sako on a free transfer.
The Frenchman joined the Spotland club before Saturday's 1-1 draw at Accrington Stanley, having endured a frustrating pre-season looking for pastures new.
Unsuccessful trials at League One clubs Bristol City, Northampton Town and Blackpool eventually led to a fruitful run-out with Steve Parkin's side.
The Dale boss was delighted to take the Parisian on board.
"He will bring something different to the squad," Parkin told the club's official website.
"Morike is an addition to our small squad and he gives us options, obviously with his physical presence and his football too.
"He needs a little more fitness, there is no doubt about that, and I'm sure he will be a hit with the club and a hit with the fans."
Meanwhile, Dale chairman Chris Dunphy says striker Rickie Lambert has not turned down a contract with the League Two club.
As we earlier reported on skysports.com, Lambert is believed to have rejected the offer of a contract extension at Spotland, with clubs throughout The Football League thought to be monitoring the player's situation.
Dunphy has refuted those claims, stating contract talks with Lambert are ongoing.
"The facts are that we are still in negotiations with him and those talks are at a very advanced stage," said Dunphy.
"We have worked very hard to put a package together over the last couple of weeks and if anything, I would say we are very close to an agreement.
"Rickie Lambert hasn't turned down any deal we have put to him and I refute any suggestion he has done so."