Chris Carruthers has rejoined Corby Town ahead of the new Vanarama National League North campaign.
The 32-year-old left-sided player was named the club’s player-of-the-year during the 2013-14 campaign before joining Brackley Town.
Carruthers started his career at Northampton Town and went on to have spells at Bristol Rovers, Oxford United and York City.
But he is now back at Steel Park as he links up with his former England Under-20 room-mate and current Corby boss Tommy Wright.
The Steelmen manager said: “I am absolutely delighted to bring Chris Carruthers back to the club.
“I have been friends with him for a long time since we roomed together away with England at the Under 20’s World Cup.
“He is not only extremely experienced at this level and higher but he is one of the most consistent players that I know.
“He has clear leadership qualities that he showed during his previous spell here and was a very popular player in the dressing-room and with the supporters.
“He is another piece of the jigsaw ahead of next season and I have no doubts that he will fit straight back in and hit the ground running.”