Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi has joined Sky Bet League One Fleetwood on a deal until the end of the season.
The 34-year-old has been without a club since his contract with Bolton came to an end last month.
Fleetwood boss Steven Pressley told the club’s official website: “In January we signed a number of younger players and it was vital to the group that we brought in a player with experience.
“We certainly couldn’t get any more experience than Shola Ameobi and we are absolutely delighted with that. He is not only a very good player; he is a terrific character that can bring a lot to the group.
“It is vital that he has been playing as sometimes unattached players at this stage in the season, the one thing they are lacking is a level of fitness.
“Shola has been involved at Bolton Wanderers on a regular basis for the vast majority of the season and he is raring to go ahead of Saturday’s trip to Port Vale.”
Ameobi made 312 appearances and scored 53 goals during his 14-year stay at Newcastle, which came to an end in 2014.
He subsequently had a spell in Turkey before joining Crystal Palace then moved on to Bolton with whom he signed a short-term deal in October.