Former Hibernian captain Chris Hogg has re-signed for Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
The central defender left Caley Thistle at the end of the season to pursue a career in England.
But Hogg, who initially joined Inverness in January, has returned to the Highlands after failing to win a deal with Crewe after a trial match this week.
The 26-year-old had previously been training at hometown club Middlesbrough and goes straight into the squad to face Hibs in SPL action on Saturday.
Manager Terry Butcher said: "I'm delighted that Chris has signed a one year deal as we needed another centre-half and his vast experience will help our younger players.
"I've kept track of him during the summer but his call to say he wanted to return came right out of the blue - but it was a superb surprise."
Hogg is the third signing of the week for Butcher following the arrival of Wales international Owain Tudur Jones from Norwich and Austrian left-back Thomas Piermayr.
"I'd been signing younger players but this week's arrivals are mature, physical players with good experience," Butcher added.