JERMAINE Easter has signed for Conference side Bristol Rovers.
The 31-year-old, who became a free agent after cancelling his contract with Millwall last week, has penned a long-term deal with the Gas.
Easter, a former Wales international, turned down offers from clubs in League One and League Two in order to move closer to his family in Cardiff.
Rovers are second in the Conference table, six points behind first-placed Barnet.
Manager Darrell Clarke said: "Although Jermaine was keen to move to a club closer to his Cardiff home, he has come to us for all the right reasons.
"However the fact that he was keen to be closer to home, it gave us an advantage when it came to signing a player of his calibre.
"He had a number of league clubs interested in signing him and the fact that I know him from our days at Hartlepool was a big help.
"He's enjoyed a good career since then but still has a lot to offer and it's a really good signing for us."