Carlisle United have signed full-back Connor Brown from Oldham Athletic in an emergency 28-day loan deal.
The 23-year-old has made six appearances for the Latics this season, and 64 in total, since his June 2012 move from Sheffield United.
Brown will be available to play for Carlisle in the FA Cup as he looks to use the loan to gain match fitness.
"Connor was in need of games on a regular basis," Oldham boss Lee Johnson told the club website.
"Similar to Dave Mellor's situation, it is ideal for him to take the opportunity of this 28-day loan."