Tranmere have signed Everton midfielder James Wallace on a month-long loan.
Wallace, 20, had loan spells at Bury and Stockport last season and at Shrewsbury Town and Stevenage earlier this term.
Rovers boss Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside: "I know our priority has been a striker, but we've also been looking for another midfielder.
"James is a little bit of a character, he's not shy. I'm sure he'll have the desired affect on and off the pitch."
Parry added: "Fresh faces are important and bringing players in on loan gives the place a lift.
"But of course, our priority is bringing in a striker. We're trying everything we can."