JOEY GUDJONSSON is in line for his second IK Akranes debut in Sunday’s Icelandic League opener at Breidablik.
The 31-year-old midfielder has signed a three-year deal at his hometown and first club after leaving Town by mutual consent last week.
Gudjonsson, who played his first match for Akranes at 17, has played in Belgium, Spain and Holland as well as England.
The former Aston Villa, Wolves and Leicester man made 56 Town appearances after joining from Burnley in 2010.
Gudjonsson, who has 34 caps for Iceland, was contracted until the end of the current campaign.
Town chief Simon Grayson, having fielded Gudjonsson in eight of his 15 sides to date, had hoped to keep him for the play-offs, but accepted the father of four’s request to rejoin his family, who had returned to Iceland.
Akranes, who have had a pre-season training camp in Alicante, are among 12 clubs competing in Iceland’s so-called ‘Pepsi League’, which runs through to September.
KR Reykjavik are the reigning champions, with Akranes, from the West of the country and formed in 1946, winning the last of their 18 titles back in 2001.
Other leading clubs, also from Reykjavik, are Valur and Fram.
Football is the flagship sport of IA, who also field teams in basketball, golf, horsemanship, gymnastics, volleyball, bowling, karate, badminton, swimming and powerlifting.