Stefan Moore finally called time on his career with Aston Villa after joining Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer.
The 21-year-old striker, who started only nine Premiership matches in five years, was deemed surplus to requirements at Villa Park and his departure was inevitable.
His move to Loftus Road on a three-year contract contrasts with the fortunes of his brother, Luke, who has just signed a three-year deal to remain with Villa until the summer of 2008.
But this move to Rangers will give Stefan Moore the chance to revive a career that appeared to hit a plateau. He still had a year of his contract with Villa left to run but was never likely to break into the first team under David O'Leary.
Ian Holloway, the Rangers manager, says that Moore can help the London club return to the Premiership.
"He is the sort of player who will help get us back into the Premiership," Holloway said. "That is where we want to be and that is where he deserves to be.
"He has played and scored in the Premiership with Aston Villa and we are looking to get him back to where he started. What he needs is to get a few games under his belt and when he does he will be flying."