Evo-Stik League South Premier strugglers Gosport Borough have signed former Reading favourite James Harper.
Harper is a vastly experienced midfielder who, whilst at Reading, made 339 appearances, scoring 24 goals, including two seasons in the Premier League.
He began his career at Arsenal, and has also played for Cardiff City, Sheffield United, Hull City, Wycombe Wanderers, Doncaster Rovers, Barnet, Basingstoke Town, Hayes & Yeading United and Hendon.
The Gosport Board are confident the 37-year-old will play a vital part in the relegation battle.
The new signing goes straight into the squad for today’s game against Redditch United.