Derby County have completed the signing of Preston North End midfielder Paul Coutts.
The 23-year-old, who turns 24 later this month, has put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal with the Rams, which will keep him at Pride Park until the summer of 2015.
Derby have agreed to pay an undisclosed fee to the League One outfit for his services, and he will join up with his new team-mates for the first time on Monday morning at Moor Farm Training Ground.
Manager Nigel Clough said: "We are delighted to secure the services of Paul and bring him to Pride Park, as he is someone who has been on our radar for some time.
"He is only 23, so he is still young, but he knows the division well from his time at both Peterborough and Preston - where he has always done well against us - and we're all really looking forward to working with him."