Peter Ramage has signed for Crystal Palace after his trial period with the club.

The versatile defender was a popular figure at Selhurst Park during his loan spell with the Eagles last season.

The 28-year-old played an important role during the first half of Palace’s 2011/12 campaign and the ex-QPR defender endeared himself to fans after he sat in the away end when Palace played Cardiff in the away leg of the Carling Cup semi-final.

He has spent pre-season with Dougie Freedman’s side and travelled with the squad to their training camp in Spain last week.

Ramage said on Twitter: “Finally put the old autograph to paper on permanent deal at #cpfc . Couldn't be more happy to be back at eagles, can't wait for season to start and help build on a good season they had last season.”