Hearts have signed 33-year-old goalkeeper Steve Banks from Gillingham on a two-year deal.
Banks will provide cover for Craig Gordon
Banks will provide cover for Scotland international Craig Gordon and has a wealth of experience in the English lower leagues.
The veteran goalkeeper can name Bolton, Rochdale, Stoke City, Bradford and Wimbledon among his former clubs.
Hearts manager George Burley said: "We needed experienced back-up for Craig and Steve will do very well."