Hibernian have announced the signing of Stevie Mallan from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.
The attacking midfielder has signed a four-year deal at the club after struggling for games during a 12-month spell in England.
After making his name at St Mirren, Mallan joined the Tykes last summer but made just nine appearances before moving back to Scotland.
Mallan, who may make his first appearance in Paul Hanlon’s testimonial on Sunday, could fill the space vacated by the departures of Scott Allan and Dylan McGeouch who were instrumental in the club’s march to fourth last season.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Mallan said: “I am delighted to have signed for Hibs. It’s an exciting move for me – the club obviously had a good season last year and I want to be a part of that moving forward.
“I didn’t get much game time last year and I want to be back playing. The recruitment team at Hibs and the gaffer made me feel really wanted, which made me feel that this was the ideal place for me.
“It’ll be hard joining a team that’s been doing well but I’m looking forward to getting started and trying to get a place in the side and it’s a challenge that I’ll relish.
“I always enjoyed playing at Easter Road, it’s a great stadium when full and I’m sure it will be even better playing for the home side there.
“I’m just really pleased to have put pen to paper on the deal and I can’t wait to get started.”