Former Sheffield Wednesday hero Reda Johnson has dropped out of league football to sign for National League side Eastleigh FC.
The 28 year old was released by Coventry City in the summer and has been snapped up by the Hampshire outfit.
The move is something of a coup for the Spitfires, due to Johnson's age and experience and many would have expected the Marseille-born defender to have been picked up by a league side.
Johnson played 87 times for Wednesday, scoring 19 times and was a hugely popular figure at Hillsborough during his two-and-a-half year spell before moving onto Coventry City.
Last season Johnson caused a stir when, while injured, instead of watching his team mates at Doncaster Rovers, Johnson rocked up at Derby County to cheer on the Owls. During the match, Johnson took off his jacket to reveal a Wednesday shirt.
Eastleigh are away at Tranmere Rovers this Saturday.