Winger Danny Carmichael has rejoined Queen of the South on a deal until the end of the season following a frustrating spell at Hibs.
The 26-year-old spent five years at Palmerston before moving to Easter Road last summer and is keen to kick-start his career following an injury interrupted season in Leith.
A persistent groin problem restricted the playmaker to only nine appearances under Alan Stubbs.
And Carmichael agreed to leave the club by mutual consent in August just halfway through his two-year deal.
The Dumfries-born player returns to a Queens side that currently lead the Championship by one point over Hibs and Carmichael is keen to make an impact.
He said: “It’s great to be back at Palmerston, Queens have always been special to me.
“I’ve struggled with injury since I left but I’m looking forward to being involved again.
“The team have been great so far this season so long may that continue.”
Queens football development officer Jim Thomson said: “Dan was magnificent for us when he was here before, a big favourite with the supporters.
“His move to Hibs didn’t work out as well as he’d hoped for but he will have gained a lot of experience from his time in Edinburgh and returns to us a more mature player.
“We’ve made a good start to the season but it is important for us to strengthen the squad.
“Dan knows the club so I’m sure he will fit in straight away and will be ready to go when called upon.”