Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett has signed Dagenham & Redbridge left-back Damien McCrory on a two-year contract.
The 22-year-old was not offered a new deal at the end of the season and moves to the Pirelli Stadium for free.
Rowett said: 'He's got good experience at our level and at the level up. He played 40 odd games for Dagenham in League One and played in their play-off final win as well.
"He the type of player I'm looking for. He's young and hungry."
McCrory will provide competition for Aaron Webster at left-back
"He can play in left midfield as well so it gives us that little bit of flexibility I'm looking for in certain areas," Rowett added.
McCrory said: "Originally I was a left midfielder but I've been playing left-back for the last three years. I would say I'm attacking but I do like to defend. I quite fancy a free-kick around goal as well."
Republic of Ireland Under-19 international McCrory joined the Daggers in January 2010 from Plymouth Argyle.