Leeds have snapped up Preston stopper Neil Collins on loan to replace injured defender Patrick Kisnorbo.
As revealed by skysports.com earlier on Tuesday, Leeds have agreed a deal to keep Collins at Elland Road until the end of the season.
Whites boss Simon Grayson has moved to bring in former Sunderland and Wolves defender Collins after losing Kisnorbo to long-term injury following an Achilles problem picked up in Monday's defeat to Millwall.
Collins, who has made a total of 23 first-team appearances for Preston this season, signed a permanent deal at Deepdale in January after initially arriving on loan from Wolves.
Former Preston manager Alan Irvine paid £600,000 for Collins before being sacked and the centre-half has fallen out of favour with new Lilywhites boss Darren Ferguson.
Grayson believes Collins' experience will prove to be a valuable asset to his squad as they battle to secure promotion from League One.
"Due to Paddy's injury on Monday night I felt it was important to bring someone in," Grayson told the club's official website.
"Neill has good experience at Sunderland, Wolves and Preston, and he will have an important role to play.
"He is an aggressive centre-back who I think will be a big addition to the squad at what is an important time."