Brentford have snapped up Ipswich Town's out-of-favour defender Pim Balkestein on a one-month loan deal.
Balkestein has struggled for first-team football of late and his sole appearance for Ipswich since August came in the following month's 4-0 home defeat by Newcastle United.
The Dutchman has now linked up with Brentford and Griffin Park boss Andy Scott is happy to have added the 22-year-old to his squad.
"We are very fortunate to have been able to take Pim on loan," Scott told the club's official website.
"He has played against us for Ipswich in each of the past two seasons' pre-season friendlies and he likes the way we play.
"I believe he will be a very good signing and help improve the squad still further."
Balkestein is expected to go straight in to the Brentford squad for Saturday's game at home to Walsall.