Birmingham City have signed unattached Poland midfielder Dariusz Dudka on an initial two-month contract.
The 29-year-old was released by Spanish top-flight side Levante in July and has been training with Blues for two weeks.
He has won 65 international caps and played in two European Championships and one World Cup.
Dudka - who can also play in defence - arrives as midfielder Wade Elliot begins a three-match ban after being
But he is unlikely to figure in this weekend's Championship game against Charlton Athletic.
"Dariusz has not played competitively in a long time and won't be involved before the international break. He will need a mini pre-season," said Blues manager Lee Clark.