Accrington have completed the loan signing of Everton central defender Aristote Nsiala in a deal which runs until 14 February.
The 19-year-old already has Football League experience from a loan spell with Macclesfield last season.
He told BBC Radio Lancashire: "I'm excited and nervous at the same time.
"I played at Macclesfield and it was hard. Hopefully I can cope with the physical side and the atmosphere and fans."
Nsiala, who has yet to play for Everton, made 13 appearances for the Silkmen last season and scored in an FA Cup clash with Southend.