Conference Premier side Dartford have signed Cambridge United defender Rory McAuley on a free transfer.
The 25-year-old, who made 20 appearances during a loan spell with the Darts last season, has signed a deal for the 2014-15 season.
"Talks have been ongoing throughout the summer and once we received our reprieve," Darts boss Tony Burman said.
"I feel I have a top class defender who will improve the squad for the forthcoming campaign"
McAuley, an England C international, came through Cambridge's youth system and made a total of 145 appearances during his time with the U's.