Lincoln City have signed centre-back Scott Garner on loan from Cambridge United.
The 6ft 2ins defender joins from the U's on a deal which will keep him at the 12th Imp Sincil Bank Stadium until January 2, 2013.
The former Leicester City youngster, 23, has worked with Imps boss David Holdsworth previously at Ilkeston and Mansfield Town before moving to Grimsby in 2010.
"It is good to bring Garner, he has played a lot at this level and that is something we will really benefit from at the back," said Holdsworth.
"We needed to look at cover in defence, Andrew Boyce picked up his fourth booking of the season the other day and if he was to get suspended then that would leave us in a sticky situation.
"I've known Garner for a long time and it is great to bring him in.
"He is tall and gets his head up their first and is also mobile, so he will be a big asset for us."
Garner could be in contention for the Imps' match at home to Braintree Town tomorrow night in the Blue Square Bet Premier, kick-off 7.45pm.