Michael Gardyne has joined Ross County for a fourth time after his release from Dundee United.
The striker pledged his future to the Staggies having spent the previous campaign on loan from Jackie McNamara’s side.
The 29-year-old was told there would be no new contract for him at Tannadice last month, with the Staggies moving quickly to sign him up.
It will be Gardyne’s fourth spell at the club, having initially joined on loan from Celtic in 2006.
Following an unsuccessful spell with Morton, Gardyne rejoined the Staggies permanently two years later. Gardyne joined home town club United in 2012, but despite an impressive first season with the Tangerines, he was farmed out to Kilmarnock the following campaign before last term’s stint with County.
Gardyne reckons he has been close to his best playing for McIntyre, and saw no reason to look elsewhere.
Gardyne said: “Last season was probably up there with my best form in the top-flight. It’s been nice to be involved in a lot of goals, and score some important ones as well.
“Just to stay up and get ninth place from where we were in December was massive.”
The Staggies who have also signed former United and St Johnstone striker Brian Graham received another boost when long-serving Scott Boyd also put pen to paper on a two-year deal.
Boyd has been with the Dingwall club since 2007, joining from Partick Thistle when the Highlanders were in the third-tier of Scottish football.