Dougie Freedman has made his first signing as Crystal Palace boss by bringing Jermaine Easter to the club for an undisclosed fee.

The striker joined the Eagles this afternoon from MK Dons having been on loan at Swansea, Palace's opponents tomorrow, since November.

The Welsh international, who turns 29 tomorrow has put pen-to-paper on a two-and-a-half year deal and will be available for the trip to the Liberty Stadium.

Easter started his career at Hartlepool United in 2001 and went on to make appearances for Cambridge United, Boston United, Stockport County, Wycombe Wanderers, Plymouth Argyle, Millwall and Colchester United before joining MK Dons in 2009.

In total he has scored 87 goals in 295 career appearances at a rate of one every three games.