Brechin boss Darren Dods has bolstered his squad with the addition of experienced defender Dougie Hill.
The big centre-half was at the Glebe two seasons ago but left to join Dumbarton.
The 33-year-old, who also had a spell on loan at Brechin when he was a Raith Rovers player in 2011, was not offered a new contract by the Sons at the end of the last campaign and Dods has moved quickly to snap him up.
Euan Spark has also agreed to sign a new deal with the Angus club, bringing Dods’ roster up to 12 for the forthcoming season in League 1.
The Glebe gaffer said: “I am delighted to be able to bring Dougie back to the club.
“He is still only 33 and has loads of experience.
“He really enjoyed his time when he was with Brechin previously and he missed that.
“So with his addition we are looking strong defensively.
“Euan Spark has also agreed to stay and will put pen to paper on a new deal soon which is further great news.
“So we now have 12 signed up and I will be looking to add six or seven more.
“I have been trying for a few, with a goalkeeper, central midfielder and a striker the priorities.
“It is always the same at this stage of the season with players keeping their options open while others are away on holiday but we have a few irons in the fire.”
One player who will not be returning to play for Brechin next season is full-back Willie Dyer with the former Raith and Dundee defender recently signing for Dumbarton.
Dods added: “It was obviously disappointing to lose Willie.
“We thought he was going to re-sign but then Dumbarton came in at the last minute.
“Willie lives 10 minutes away from their ground and his partner is expecting a baby so it makes sense for him to sign for the Sons.”
The players who are still at the Glebe will be returning to training on the 12th of this month, as they start gearing up for the first competitive action in the Betfred Cup.
Dods added: “We start back for pre-season a week on Tuesday.
“It might sound early but our last game was on April 28th and the Betfred Cup starts on July 14th.
“That early start is always difficult for part-time sides as football is their second job and a lot of lads have to take their holidays at the start of July meaning they miss an important part of pre-season.
“The other big difficulty with the Betfred is that we are not allowed to play trialists.”