Exeter City have signed striker Graham Cummins after their two-month long transfer embargo was lifted on Friday.
City were unable to sign any players after taking out a loan with the Professional Footballers’ Association following cashflow problems in June.
Cummins is thought to have signed a 12-month deal at St James Park, while the Grecians are also hopeful of adding Welsh defender Christian Ribeiro.
Irishman Cummins, 26, was released by Preston in the summer.
Former Bristol City defender Ribeiro, meanwhile, was let go by Scunthorpe United in May.
The pair have both spent pre-season with Exeter, and Cummins is fit and ready to make his debut for manager Paul Tisdale’s side in the Devon derby at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.
“I’ve changed my mentality this week to say this is where my season starts and there’s no better place than Saturday,” Cummins told BBC Radio Devon.
“I’m here to prove myself, I want to score and every striker is judged on scoring goals.
“I’ll work hard for the team and I’m here to prove a point.”
Since Exeter’s transfer embargo, the club’s chief executive and chairman have both resigned.