Watford have signed Sunderland defender Nyron Nosworthy on loan until January.
Hornets boss Sean Dyche was keen to find cover for the injured Martin Taylor, who underwent collarbone surgery on Monday.
And Nosworthy, who spent most of last season on loan at Sheffield United, appears to fit the bill.
Nosworthy has found himself out of favour at Sunderland with his last appearance for the Black Cats coming in January 2010.
The 31-year-old is set to go straight into the squad for Saturday's clash with Peterborough.