He told the official Pirates website: "I came very close to signing for Rovers on transfer deadline day. Since then it's been a bit on and off really, but it's fantastic that everything's now done and I'm here. I've signed a three-year deal which was obviously a big incentive for me to come here, and it looks like being a fantastic move for me."
The former England youth's career has taken him from Auxerre to Leeds, Southend, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Utrecht, Walsall and Northampton before Peter Taylor signed him for City on a free transfer in January 2003. He scored 7 league goals in 17 starts and 15 substitute appearances in his time at the KC Stadium.
Tigers chairman Adam Pearson has already revealed City are still in the hunt for another striker to compliment Danny Allsopp, Jon Walters, Stuart Elliott, new signing Delroy Facey and the injured Ben Burgess.