Oxford United have signed midfielder Liam Sercombe on a two-year deal following the expiry of his contract at Exeter City.
Sercombe, 25, made 263 appearances for his hometown club Exeter since joining as a trainee in 2007.
He was also part of the Exeter side promoted from League Two in 2009 and played 41 times last season.
"He has a lot of experience at 25 and we think he will be a major asset," said manager Michael Appleton.
|Born in Exeter, he joined the club's academy as a boy and made his debut when he was 17|
|Helped Exeter win promotion from the Conference in 2008 and out of League Two in 2009|
|Scored 23 goals in his career, the last in the 2-1 loss at Wycombe on 14 April|
Sercombe told BBC Radio Oxford: "It was time for me to leave and the right club has come about. I can't wait to get started at Oxford.
"I went and met the manager and the chief executive. Everyone knows how big the club is and I want to be part of helping them get out of League Two, hopefully we can do that next year.
"There was interest from a few other clubs but the way Oxford are planning I wanted to be part of that. I'm glad it's all over the line."
Sercombe is Oxford's second signing in two days, following forward Kemar Roofe's move from West Brom.