Peterhead have today made their fifth summer signing after securing sought-after striker Derek Lyle.
The 37-year-old has signed a one-year contract with the Blue Toon for next season.
Lyle follows Ross Kavanagh, Paddy Boyle, Mick Dunlop and Cameron Eadie in signing for the Buchan side this summer.
The attacker, who has spent the last six years with Championship side Queen of the South, was a free agent after being told he could leave Palmerston at the end of last season.
Lyle had a number of offers, including a full-time deal from Northern Irish side Linfield.
But his decision to come to Balmoor is a boost for Peterhead manager Jim McInally who had been keen to add a third striker to his squad to complement Rory McAllister and Russell McLean.
The Blue Toon boss is thrilled to have secured Lyle and believes his experience will be important for his side next season as they chase promotion from League Two.
McInally said: “We are delighted to have signed Derek.
“He had a number of offers from other teams which makes it very pleasing that he has chosen to join us.
“Derek will add experience to our squad, which is important.
“We’ve got a good blend of older and younger players which is good.”
Lyle started his career with Patrick Thistle.
His spell at Firhill included loan stints at East Stirlingshire and Queen of the South before moving to Palmerston permanently in the summer of 2002.
He spent the next four years with Queens which included loan spells at Stirling Albion and Dunfermline.
In 2006 Lyle moved to Dundee and after two years at Dens Park joined Hamilton Accies before spells with Morton in 2011 and Cowdenbeath in 2012.
In the summer of that year he rejoined Queen of the South and over the last six seasons Lyle has been a prolific scorer for the Dumfries team netting 86 goals, helping them win the Second Division and Challenge Cup in 2013.
The signing of Lyle means Peterhead’s interest in signing Elgin’s Shane Sutherland in this transfer window has ended.
McInally was keen to bring Sutherland back to the Blue Toon having previously worked with him during 2015-16.
The Buchan side had a five-figure bid for the 27-year-old turned down by the Moray club earlier this month.