Barnet boss Lawrie Sanchez has moved to shore up his leaky defence with the loan signings of Paul Downing and Michael Hector.
Downing, 20, has arrived on a month's loan from West Brom and 19-year-old Hector has signed an identical deal from Reading.
"I only heard about this on Wednesday but it is a good opportunity to play League football," Downing told Barnet's official website.
Sanchez made the double swoop after watching his side collapse 6-3 at home to Burton last Saturday, a result which left them second from bottom.
Both players could make their debuts at AFC Wimbledon this weekend.