Peterhead boss Jim McInally hailed the arrival of Greg Fleming as a “major signing”.
The Blue Toon snapped up the 30-year-old stopper following his release by Ayr United.
Fleming was the Honest Men’s Player of the Year last season as they were relegated from the Championship to League One, but has left Somerset Park because he could not afford to give up his job and become a full-time footballer with Ayr.
Peterhead have been without a keeper after Graeme Smith was released and loanee Fraser Hobday was allowed to return to parent club Huntly, following the Blue Toon’s relegation to League Two.
Boss McInally is delighted to have signed former Oldham and Dunfermline player Fleming, pictured, who also won a cap for Scotland Under-21s in 2008.
McInally said: “I think we have signed the best goalkeeper in the league. I’ve got the utmost respect for Graeme Smith, although he didn’t have the best season last season, I always felt before that we had the best goalie in the league and now we have that again.
“This is a major signing for us. This time last year I felt like we didn’t get our targets.
“I have to be grateful to the board, they have given us the opportunity to go and get our targets by backing me.”