Hull City have completed the signing of former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper on a one-year contract.
Harper ended his lengthy association with Newcastle earlier in the summer and he has now accepted a deal with Premier League new boys Hull.
The 38-year-old has been added to Steve Bruce's squad to provide competition and cover for fellow new signing Allan McGregor at the KC Stadium.
"We just thought we needed a bit of experience," Bruce told Sky Sports News.
"We let a young kid, Mark Oxley, go to Oldham to get some experience, and we just needed a bit of experience.
"We got in Allan McGregor and now we've brought in Steve, who has been around the Premier League for 20 years.
"He'll be good in the dressing room and good for the younger players we have got in the squad. With his experience, he will certainly help me to try to achieve what we want to achieve.
"You can't beat a bit of experience and Steve has got that in abu...