Queens Park Rangers boss Ian Holloway has signed Bristol City midfielder Tommy Doherty for an undisclosed fee.
The 26-year-old Northern Ireland international has agreed personal terms on a three-year deal at Loftus Road.
He said: "I've known of QPR's interest for a while. They wanted to sign me on loan last season, but it didn't happen.
"I'm stepping up from League One, but I have no doubts about my ability to play at this level and higher. Ian Holloway is ambitious and so am I."
Bristol-born Doherty made 226 senior appearances for City and skippered the side which won the LDV Trophy in 2003.
However, he was relieved of the captaincy midway through last season, and transfer-listed in May.
City chairman Steve Lansdown told his club's website he was "naturally sad" to see Doherty leave.
But he added: "I stand by the comments I made at the end of last season when I said it was time for both Tommy and the club to move on."