Cheltenham Town FC have signed midfielder Josh Harrop, following a successful trial period at the club.
The 28-year-old becomes their first new addition of the January transfer window and joins the Robins on a deal until the end of the season.
Harrop spent the first half of the season as a free agent following his departure from Northampton Town at the end of last term.
The midfielder came through the ranks at Manchester United, memorably scoring on his Premier League debut, in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
He then moved on to Championship outfit Preston North End where he spent five years, also enduring loan spells with Ipswich Town and Fleetwood Town during his time at Deepdale.
Harrop now arrives at the Completely-Suzuki Stadium as manager Darrell Clarke’s second signing of his tenure, and was available for this week’s clash with Bolton Wanderers.
“I’m really delighted to be here, it’s a great opportunity for me and I’m delighted to finally get the deal done,” he said.
“I’ve been working really hard since I’ve been a free agent and I’ve been able to show that to the gaffer and now he’s given me that opportunity to come in and play until the end of the season.
“I can play as number eight, a number 10, I like to play through the middle and try to score goals and pop up with assists.”