Inverness Caledonian Thistle boss Terry Butcher has signed versatile Bradford City player Steve Williams on loan.
Williams can play centre-half or centre midfield and stands 6ft 4ins tall.
Butcher said: "We had a look at Steve for a couple of days in training last week and have been impressed with what we've seen and he's liked the place.
"With centre-half Chris Hogg's cruciate injury ruling him out for the rest of the season, he gives us a good option at the back or in the centre of the field.
"Steve has good experience for a young man and coming here gives him the chance to make a mark in the SPL. He's strong and quick and good in the air."
Williams is in line to make his debut against the man who signed him for Bradford, Stuart McCall, whose Motherwell side Inverness face on Saturday.
The 24-year-old was a barber and part-time player with Fleetwood before moving full-time when McCall brought him to Valley Parade in June 2009.
Williams comes in after Wolves midfielder David Davis and Huddersfield winger Aidan Chippendale returned to England following loan spells.
Meanwhile, Inverness full-back Kenny Gillet has lost his appeal against the red card he picked up in their William Hill Scottish Cup tie against Dunfermline.
The Frenchman was sent off by referee Euan Norris for a foul on Andy Barrowman after half an hour of Saturday's fourth round tie, which ended 1-1.
The Highland side lodged an appeal against the decision but the claim of wrongful dismissal was thrown out by the Scottish Football Association following a tribunal hearing on Thursday.
Gillet will miss the replay against the Pars at East End Park on January 18 as he serves a one-match ban.