Grimsby Town have snapped up Derby County midfielder Arnaud Mendy on a month's loan and secured Bradley Wood on a professional contract.
Mendy made his Derby debut as a late substitute against Sheffield Wednesday before the international break and has now been allowed out to gain first-team experience by Rams boss Nigel Clough.
The French teenager will go straight into Grimsby manager Mike Newell's squad for Saturday's League Two game at home to Rochdale.
Newell, who signed Josh Magennis from Cardiff City on Thursday, is also hoping to bring in another Championship striker on loan before the weekend.
Meanwhile, the Mariners have rewarded promising defender Wood with a four-year professional contract at Blundell Park.
Wood was given his first-team debut against Darlington last month and he has started the club's last five games.