The Lakeside Hammers have signed Swedish under-21 international Kim Nilsson.
He initially joins on-loan from Newport, but will complete a full transfer before the end of the season.
Nilsson will join the team ahead of the home Elite League fixture with Poole on Friday, 22 July.
The Swede told the Hammers website: "I am delighted to be joining Lakeside, I have heard lots of good things about the club and fans."
The Hammers expect to make a decision next week on whether to try and get rider Adam Shields fit before the end of the season, after he suffered a knee injury at the beginning of June.