Shamrock Rovers have announced the signing of a new centre-half just before the transfer window closes at midnight tonight.
Lee Grace makes the move to Tallaght Stadium from fellow SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side, Galway United, who signed the 24-year-old just last December.
"I've watched Lee a good few times over the last maybe 6-8 months," revealed Rovers head coach Stephen Bradley following the announcement of Grace's addition to his squad.
"He's the perfect age for us, he's athletic, he's quick. He's a good defender one v one and he can play.
"He has all the qualities that we're looking to bring into the club, it's a really good signing and his age makes him a good signing for us going forward as a group, to build what we want to build. We need players around that age that are hungry to win things and he fits the bill.
"We'd been looking at centre-half in the off season and we couldn't get the right in and by the time we got to Lee he was already signed. So it's great that we've managed to get it done now."
Grace has played every minute of Galway's league campaign this season and he scored his first senior goal in the recent 4-1 win against Drogheda United.
His manager at Galway, Shane Keegan, gave Grace his first taste of League of Ireland action when he signed him in 2015 for Wexford Youths, with whom he went on to win the First Division title and made a total of 49 appearances.
The Tipperary native then took the decision to leave the army so he could go full-time with the Tribesmen.
"He was impressive with Wexford," added Bradley. "A few teams were looking at him, he was in the army at the time and he didn't want to go further.
"I think this year he's taken the step to go and play at a full time level which is why he went to Galway and why he hadn't moved earlier. He's been excellent for Galway this year and we're delighted to get him, he'll be a real asset to us."