Middlesbrough have completed their move for former Aston Villa full-back Alan Wright.
Wright will link up with former Villa team-mates Southgate and Ehiogu
The 31-year-old defender has put pen to paper on a one-year deal and becomes
manager Steve McClaren's second signing of the summer.
He will now battle veteran Colin Cooper for the left-back spot, with Frenchman
Franck Queudrue suspended for the first five games of the new campaign and young deputy David Murphy recovering from a broken bone in his foot.
Wright was offered a trial by Boro after being released by Villa, and was on
his way to the club's training headquarters when he received a call alerting him
to interest from Rangers.
But after barely a day in Glasgow, he returned to England citing personal
reasons, and took up McClaren's offer.
Wright, who will join former Villa team-mates Gareth Southgate and Ugo Ehiogu
in Boro's defence, has played in all their pre-season friendlies.
And he has done enough
to persuade his new manager he can still perform in the Premiership.
Wright joins Brazilian Doriva, who had a spell on loan at the Riverside
Stadium last season, as the club's only new signings of pre-season.
Meanwhile, the Teessiders have announced the former Celta Vigo star will again
wear the number 20 shirt in the upcoming season.