Preston boss Darren Ferguson has returned to former club Peterborough to sign Tom Williams on loan.
Ferguson has been searching for a new left-back and he has brought in Williams to help fill the void.
Williams has been in and out of the Peterborough side this season and recently spent two months at QPR but will provide cover at Deepdale for injured skipper Callum Davidson.
Ferguson believes Williams will prove a valuable addition to the squad after joining on a month's loan.
"He gives us that balance we've been looking for down the left-hand side as he is naturally left footed," said Ferguson.
"We have been playing right-footed players on the left-hand side and whilst the people who have been doing the job have done okay, Tom can give us that extra balance.
"He knows the league, has good experience, he is quick and has good size. He is with us on loan and we will see how it goes."
Williams is set to go straight into the Preston squad for Tuesday night's trip to Derby.