Midfielder Paul Corry, who was released by Sheffield Wednesday at the end of last season, has agreed a 12-month deal with Northampton Town.
Corry has impressed during a trial spell at the League Two outfit over the summer, prompting the Cobblers to offer him a contract.
In a three-year spell at Hillsborough, the Dubliner made only 10 appearances and was farmed out on loan to Tranmere Rovers and Carlisle United.
Chris Wilder, the Northampton boss, said: “He’s a footballer I’ve known for quite a while now and he fits in with the way that we want to play.
“We want to get the ball and we want to move it around in midfield and he’s very good technically.
“Paul’s career has been a little bit stop-start over the last 18 months and there were high hopes for him at Sheffield Wednesday.
“He was playing Championship football so we know there’s a player inside of him and one that we feel has gone under the radar a little bit.
“We’ll dust him down and he’ll be a good asset for our football club.”
Corry, formerly of University College Dublin, is relishing the prospect of getting his career back on track.
"To get it signed is a bit of a relief. To be a free agent isn't a pleasant thing. I've really enjoyed my time on trial," he said.
"For myself it's about playing, getting some exposure and building my CV in English football."