Stephen Hunt has agreed a short-term contract with Championship side Ipswich Town which will see him remain at the club until January 2014.
The 32-year-old winger has been without a club since being released from League One outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers over the summer.
A Republic of Ireland international, Hunt had been training with Mick McCarthy's Ipswich during September and the new deal will run until the opening of the transfer window in 2014.
Hunt could find himself immediately returning to action in Ipswich's game against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road over the weekend with McCarthy indicating that he could make changes.
"We have got a squad of players here and it did work before when we freshened things up against Birmingham after going on a run of four or five games without a win," he told the club's official website.
"We played well after making those changes and it's a consideration for this weekend."
The Waterford native's move to the Tractor Boys comes after proposed moves to Millwall and Blackpool fell through.