Preston North End have signed German defender Max Ehmer on loan from QPR until the end of the season.
The 20-year-old centre-half has spent the majority of the season on loan at fellow League One side Yeovil but returned to Loftus Road when both sides changed managers.
Lilywhites boss Graham Westley said: "This is the time of year when you have to bring players in who can fill slots in the squad.
"Max gives us versatility, he can play centre-back or in the midfield holding role. He has got plenty of experience at League One level and for those reasons he gives us an extra pair of legs.
"I've seen a little bit of him over the last couple of years and he is certainly a steady player who can make a strong contribution to this side.
"He knows this level of football and I know QPR think very highly of him."