Dundee United have signed Gregory Vignal on a short-term deal.
The Frenchman has joined the Tayside club until January 5, with United having the option of extending the deal.
Vignal - who can play in defence or midfield - previously had spells with Liverpool, Lens, Southampton, Portsmouth and Kaiserslautern.
The 31-year-old also won a league title and League Cup medal while on loan at Rangers in season 2004-05.
United boss Peter Houston said: "I have been looking to add a left-sided defender to the squad.
"Gregory has plenty of experience and it is important that we add experience to our young squad but first and foremost he is a very good player who will provide extra quality on the left-hand side of the park.
"The length of the contract is ideal for both parties.
"It will allow Gregory to get a feel for our club and gives us the opportunity to assess Gregory over a longer period."