Exeter City have signed Southend United centre-back Pat Baldwin on loan until the end of the season.
The 29-year-old has played twice for the Shrimpers since joining on a free transfer from Colchester in January.
Exeter have an injury crisis at centre-back after Danny Coles and Scott Bennett were ruled out for the rest of the season.
Baldwin started out as a trainee at Chelsea and played more than 200 games for Colchester in almost a decade.
City boss Paul Tisdale revealed on Thursday he was hoping to sign a defender.
As well as Coles, and Bennett, Richard Duffy is also out as he recovered from a groin operation.
Exeter have also confirmed that former Arsenal and Tottenham midfielder Rohan Ricketts is training with the club.
Ricketts is a free agent since being released by Irish side Shamrock Rovers in January.