Aberdeen have taken Steven MacLean and Jim Paterson on loan from Plymouth for the remainder of the season.
Mark McGhee had been chasing strike ace MacLean throughout the January transfer window, but was forced to wait until deadline day before securing a deal.
The sale of Lee Miller to Middlesbrough helped to free up funds and allow the Dons' boss to enter the market.
Paterson, who can operate at left-back or left wing, has plenty of prior experience of life in Scotland after making more than 100 appearances for Dundee United and Motherwell before heading south in 2008.
Both men go straight into Aberdeen's squad for Tuesday's SPL clash with Falkirk.
McGhee told RedTV: "These things take longer than you want them to but both are players I know.
"I'm very pleased to have Jim Paterson and Steven MacLean here, particularly on the back of losing Lee.
"We need somebody - particularly now that Lee has gone - to link the play, to be a centre-forward that can hold the ball up for us.
"Steven MacLean's a boy that can take it in, and he's got a good goalscoring record.
"Jim Paterson, he was a player who - when he left me at Motherwell - had been our best player.
"Jim is an experienced player as well and that will be good for our young players."