Cove Rangers have signed Canadian international and former Glasgow Rangers winger Fraser Aird on a short-term deal until January.
The 24-year-old was a free agent after leaving Championship side Dundee United earlier this month.
Aird said: “I’m just delighted to get the opportunity to get back playing again.
“It’s not nice being out of the game and I’m grateful to be given this opportunity to get back in with Cove Rangers.
“There were a few other options on the table but as soon as I spoke to Cove manager Paul Hartley and the chairman (Keith Moorhouse) I knew this was where I wanted to be.
“I already know some of the guys at Cove, I played with Fraser Fyvie at United and also with Declan Glass and Matty Smith, who are here on loan.
“I spoke to Fraser when the chance to come to Cove came up and he told me I would be coming to a club that is ambitious and has fantastic facilities.
“They are moving in the right direction and also play good football, which was another major attraction.
“The opportunity to play for manager Paul Hartley was another draw.
“We had a good chat yesterday and he made his ambitions for Cove clear and how much he wanted to have me involved.
“I’m really looking forward to Saturday’s game against Annan Athletic and eager to show I can do well for the club.”
Fraser has been capped eight times for Canada and also played for Vancouver Whitecaps, Falkirk, Dunfermline Athletic, Queen of the South.
The Toronto-born winger made 85 appearances and scored 12 times for Rangers. He was voted their young player of the year in season 2013-14.
Cove Rangers manager Hartley said: “We are delighted to have added a player of Fraser’s quality to our squad.
“We only found out in the last couple of days that he might be available so I can only thank the chairman and the other directors for all they did to get a deal agreed.
“Even though it’s a short term contract, it suits both parties.
“It gives Fraser the chance to get back to enjoying playing football again.
“And the bonus for is we are getting a very high quality player, he still had a year left on his contract with Dundee United until they agreed to go their separate ways.
“He’s a full international and played a lot of games at high levels for a player of his age.
“The more good players we can get the more our chances of doing well in our first season in the SPFL will be.”