Leeds have snapped up Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy on a month's loan to solve their goalkeeping problems.
As revealed by skysports.com earlier on Friday, Leeds had lined up a move for McCarthy as Simon Grayson looked to bolster his goalkeeping options after conceding five goals in midweek to Blackpool.
Paul Rachubka endured a miserable night against his former club and he was replaced at half-time by youngster Alex Cairns.
Grayson was keen to bring in a more experienced keeper rather than be forced to field Cairns in the absence of the injured Andy Lonergan.
McCarthy has found first-team chances hard to come by this season with Adam Federici the confirmed No.1 at the Madejski Stadium and the Royals are willing to loan him out so that he can get some action under his belt.
Grayson was delighted to bring in the England Under-21 international on a short-term deal with McCarthy expected to go straight into the side for Sunday's trip to Leicester.
"I'd like to thank Brian McDermott for allowing Alex to come to us," Grayson told the club's official website. "They are keen for him to play games and hopefully his loan spell here will help with his development.
"Alex is a good, young goalkeeper. He's played with England under-21s and I'm sure our fans will remember him from the game at Elland Road last season when he showed all his qualities with a really strong performance."