Bolton Wanderers have confirmed on their official website the signing of former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Kieran Lee following a successful trial period.
Lee played more than 200 games for the Owls over eight years at the club.
But his contract at Hillsborough expired last summer, and despite an initial one-month extension he ended up leaving once the Championship campaign came to an end.
The 32-year-old missed out on finding a new club before the October deadline.
But now he has officially penned an 18-month contract with League Two side Bolton Wanderers having spent the past few weeks training with the Lancashire club.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he spoke of his ambition.
“You’ve only got to look around the place to see that the potential to go back up is massive. This is a club that wants to be at a higher level. I’m coming here to help the team get promotion and go as high as we can.”
Bolton are looking to bounce back after a torrid past few years. The Trotters are 16th in League Two, six points above the drop zone and eight points off the playoffs.
Lee, who came through the ranks at Manchester United, will provide plenty of experience.
The midfielder came agonizingly close to promotion to the Premier League with Wednesday, losing a playoff final against Hull City before another semi-final exit.
Lee was a classy midfielder and a popular figure at Hillsborough. He formed an excellent partnership alongside Barry Bannan, scoring 22 goals during his time at the club.