Crystal Palace have signed Stoke defender Clint Hill for an undisclosed fee after a successful loan spell.
Hill has helped the Eagles soar up the Championship table
The left-back, 29 who has signed a two-year deal, joined in November 2007 and has scored three times to help Palace surge into the play-off spots.
"He may not be the type of player who catches they eye of many opposition teams but he is a manager's player.
"His contribution during his loan spell has been a big factor in our climb up the table," boss Neil Warnock said.