Bristol Rovers striker Scott McGleish has signed for Barnet on a month-long loan deal.
The 38-year-old, who previously played for the Bees between 1997 and 2001, is in his first season at Rovers.
"The thinking behind it is to be fair to him," manager Mark McGhee told BBC Radio Bristol.
"He's out of contract in the summer, he's a London lad and there's a lot that's right about him having the opportunity there."
McGleish was released from his fourth spell with Leyton Orient in May, despite being their top scorer in the 2010-11 season with 18 goals.
He was brought to the Memorial Stadium by former Pirates boss Paul Buckle a month later and has since scored nine times in 32 games.
Barnet-born McGleish also counts Charlton, Peterborough, Colchester, Northampton and Wycombe among his former clubs.