Mikele Leigertwood has joined Reading on loan from Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers.
The versatile midfielder will be with the Royals until 25th January and goes straight into their squad for Saturday's game against Leeds United.
Leigertwood brings a wealth of experience to the Madejski Stadium and manager Brian McDermott has welcomed his arrival.
"We're delighted to get Mikele in on loan," he told the club's official website.
"He is a player who has earned promotion to the Premier League before, via the play-offs with Crystal Palace, and who has worn the captain's armband at QPR.
"Mikele brings a wealth of experience through the door and I am surprised QPR have allowed us to sign a player with such ability and experience."