Burton Albion have made Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Joe Mason their ninth signing of the summer.
The 26-year-old forward - who left Cardiff City for Molineux in a reported £3m move in 2016 - has joined the Brewers on loan until January as Nigel Clough looks to bolster his attacking options.
Mason has Championship pedigree with the Bluebirds, Wolves and through loan spells at Bolton Wanderers.
He scored three times in his first five games last season for Wolves, but played only twice after Christmas under Paul Lambert and has now elected for a move to the Pirelli Stadium to re-energise his efforts in front of goal.
Mason will be familiar with at least one new teammate in the home dressing room at Burton, having played alongside Albion centre-half Ben Turner in south Wales. The pair both found the net in Cardiff's League Cup final defeat to Liverpool in 2012.
The arrival of Mason follows the summer signings of Matty Lund, Liam Boyce, Stephen Warnock, Jake Buxton, Luke Murphy, Hope Akpan, Connor Ripley and Sean Scannell, who made his debut in last night's 2-1 Carabao Cup victory over Cardiff.
As well as confirming that Albion were on the verge of signing an unnamed striker, pending a medical, Albion boss Clough also said that they will continue pursuing another two or three targets before the window shuts on September 1.
Clough equated Mason to that of Scannell, in that they are both at the stage of their careers where they want - and need - regular game-time.
"It wasn’t so much a case of missing out on Cauley Woodrow. We were making enquiries about Joe at the same time and we are delighted to get a deal done until January," Clough said.
"It’s a bit like the Sean Scannell situation – 26 years old, approaching his prime, wants to play games and we are looking forward to seeing him play for us.
"We need goals and when you lose your main striker for that then now we are building up other options and we are not ruling out getting someone else in as well. Now we have Joe, Lucas Akins, Sean Scannell, Luke Varney and Marvin Sordell we have options."
Mason added: "I came to watch the game against Birmingham on Friday and I was impressed with what I saw and now I’m really happy to be here and for it to be all signed up.
"I think it will suit me really well, the way the team plays. I know the league really well. It’s relentless but I feel I can help the team and I’m really looking forward to it."