Cove Rangers have boosted their attack with the addition of former East Fife forward Paul McManus.
The 34-year-old arrives on a free transfer, signing a deal until the summer of 2018.
The attacker joins the Highland League champions after leaving League One club East Fife in November.
With star striking duo Mitch Megginson and Jonny Smith out with injury, the timing of the deal could not have been better.
McManus scored three goals for the Fifers this season, including one against Peterhead.
And manager John Sheran is pleased to have added another goalscorer to his side.
He said: “He’s 34, in extremely good shape and he’s very keen to make an impression.
“He’s a more experienced player but he’s a goalscorer more importantly and he’ll add to the firepower we’ve already got up front.”
The experienced front man will not take up a coaching role with the club, who sit third in the league.
After recruiting Megginson from Alloa in the summer, Cove have sought out another SPFL forward to boost their Highland League campaign.
Cove boss Sheran has indicated McManus might not be his own recruit this month.
The forward has played league football since 2000, scoring 175 goals in all competitions.
And Sheran is pleased to have a signing of McManus’ calibre on board.
He said: “He’s an experienced guy who has been around the lower leagues for many years.
“He’s played for Arbroath, East Fife four times, Raith Rovers so he’s got plenty of experience.”
He added: “That obviously helps the younger players.
“We have a lot of young players so it will help from that point of view.”
Cove are purely focused on getting back to the top of the Highland League and are five points off leaders Buckie, albeit with a game in hand.
Despite already possessing two of the league’s most prolific goal threats, Sheran was keen to add to his selection options.
Megginson didn’t start Saturday’s crucial clash with local rivals Formartine, while Smith went off after just 26 minutes with a hamstring injury.
But Sheran does not anticipate making many adjustments in terms of how Cove will approach games now they have McManus on board.
He said: “I don’t think it changes anything. It’s quite timely with Mitch and Jonny both being injured right now.
“Ultimately, he’s signed up until the end of next season, 2018.”