Striker Jabo Ibehre says he chose to join Carlisle United because he was impressed by their ambition under manager Keith Curle.
Ibehre, 32, left Colchester at the end of last season and was "grateful" for interest shown in him before deciding to join the Cumbrians.
The London-born forward has scored 83 goals in 461 career league games.
"I want to be in an environment where I can keep learning and keep improving," Ibehre told BBC Radio Cumbria.
"The more I met with them I listened to what they were saying and heard their ambitions."
Ibehre began his career at Leyton Orient before spells with Walsall and MK Dons.
He has also had loan moves to Southend, Stockport, Oldham and Barnsley.
Carlisle have made six signings for the 2015-16 campaign, with Tom Miller, Jason Kennedy, Michael Raynes, Luke Joyce and Bastien Hery joining Ibehre at Brunton Park.
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