Torquay have swooped to sign centre-back Guy Branston on loan until the end of the season.
The Burton defender is a welcome addition to the Gulls' back-four who have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five games.
Branston, 31, has made 23 appearances for Albion since signing from Kettering in the summer.
His disciplinary record has suffered somewhat since his arrival at the League Two club - notching six yellow and two red cards this term.
Such a record has seen him fall down the pecking order at Burton, prompting a move to Plainmoor where he will now fight to maintain a regular starting berth.
The club have also agreed a deal to bring Jake Thomson back to the club from Southampton.
The winger has already impressed during a loan stint and Plainmoor and he will now remain with The Gulls until the end of the season.
Meanwhile, midfielder Danny Stevens has put pen-to-paper in a revised deal which will see him stay at the club until the summer of 2011.
Stevens, 24, has made 25 appearances for the Gulls in all competitions this term and is a fans' favourite at Plainmoor.
United boss Paul Buckle says he is delighted with the news as he continues to form a side strong enough to fight against relegation.
"Danny has been a brilliant servant for us," said Buckle. "He wanted to sign - and that is great news for Torquay United.
"He wanted to stay and that's what you want to hear as a manager."