Martin Scott will return to Ross County on loan from Hibernian for the entirety of the 2012/13 season.
The midfielder returns to Dingwall to feature in their first campaign in the Scottish Premier League, having won promotion from the First Division.
Scott, nicknamed "Jimmy", moved from County to Hibernian in January 2011, but hasn't featured for the club since February 22 in a game with Motherwell.
"Jimmy's not only an exceptionally gifted footballer who can play in a number of positions, but he's also an exceptional character," Ross County manager Derek Adams said of the move.
"The spirit and camaraderie in the dressing room and within the club has been a huge part of what we have achieved here so far.
"I know Jimmy will only add to that so I'm delighted we've been able to bring him back and I would like to thank Hibernian for their assistance in completing the loan deal to make it happen."
Scott made 158 appearances for Ross County between 2006 and 2011, scoring in his side's shock Scottish Cup semi-final win over Celtic in April 2010.
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