Bristol City have secured the signing of defender Jordan Spence on a season-long loan.
The West Ham United full back enjoyed two successful months with the Robins in the Npower Championship last term, and returns to Ashton Gate under the guidance of Keith Millen.
"We're delighted. We've had to be patient. Jordan we know all about from last year, and it's a definite plus because we already know what he's like as a lad," Millen told Bristol City Player.
"He works hard at his game, came here and did really well for us.
"We've definitely got him until January, hopefully he does really well and we're doing well and we can keep him until the end of the season."
The England U21 international signed a new three-year deal at the Boelyn Ground earlier in the summer, and continues to be held in high-regard in East London.
However, the opportunity to play first team football was one the youngster could not turn down, and Spence is hoping to take advantage of the great opportunity in the west country.
"It is a good opportunity for me, especially at this time. I have spoken to the manager and we both agree that it is better that I am playing games all the time," Spence told the official Hammers website.
"This loan move gives me the chance to do that and if I am called back, then I know I have been playing regularly. I know it helped me when I came back last season after being on loan.
:The manager at Bristol City knows me and wanted me to come back down, so I am going to work hard and hopefully do well."