City have agreed the signing of former Nottingham Forest defender Brendan Moloney.
Killarney-born Moloney, who has six Under-21 caps for Republic of Ireland, has mutually agreed to terminate his deal at Forest, allowing him to join the club on a free transfer.
The 24-year-old right back has passed a medical and penned a two-and-a-half year contract in time to join the squad for tomorrow's game with Ipswich Town at Ashton Gate.
He also links up once more with his former City Ground boss Sean O'Driscoll, becoming the new head coach's first capture.
Commenting on the deal, O’Driscoll told bcfc.co.uk
: “He can play right-back, left-back and centre half and is the right age. He has played a lot of games in the Championship and has never let me down.
"Financially, he fits in with what the club want to do in the future and he is reliable and solid as a character.
"He has been at a club where he has not had enough games because they have always had the ability to buy someone more expensive. If they sign someone who is more expensive, they usually play ahead of you.
"He’s a great character to have around and will fit in really well here at Bristol City."
Moloney came through the youth ranks at Forest, making his debut in March 2007. He went on to make 49 appearances for the club, 16 of them this season - including the opening day league win over City in Nottingham.
Over the years he has also gained vital experience - and a combined 35 more appearances - from loan moves to Chesterfield, Rushden & Diamonds, Notts County and Scunthorpe United.
Moloney has been handed the number 19 shirt.