Grimsby Town player-manager Paul Groves has made Sheffield Wednesday defender Tony Crane his first summer signing.
Crane can play in a variety of positions
The 20-year-old has agreed a three-year deal at Blundell Park after moving on a free transfer.
Crane came through the youth-team ranks at Hillsborough and went on to make over 50 first-team appearances for the club, including 28 starts.
He is expected to be the first of 10 new signings this summer as Grimsby look to bounce back from relegation to Division Two.
Crane can operate in midfield and was used at times as an emergency striker by Wednesday last season.