Oldham Athletic striker Warren Feeney has rejected the chance to join Plymouth Argyle.
Northern Ireland international Feeney, 30, has one year left on his Latics deal, and after discussions in Devon, has decided not to move to Home Park.
Meanwhile Argyle have signed defender Ben Gibson on loan from Middlesbrough.
Gibson, 18, is the nephew of Boro chairman Steve and joins the Home Park club for three months.
"Middlesbrough think a lot of him and have kindly let us have him," manager Peter Reid said.
"I think he'll be a big asset for us."
And Gibson, who is an England youth international, hopes he can stay longer at Home Park if he does well.
"I'm here for three months and I look forward to hopefully playing, and playing well for Argyle, and hopefully being up towards the top of the league," he said.
"Then, after three months, hopefully we can extend the stay but we'll take it one step at a time for now."