Portsmouth have added former Leeds United and Carlisle United defender Lubomir Michalik to their squad on a one-month contract.
Michalik was available on a free transfer after rejecting a new deal at Carlisle in the summer and he had been linked with the likes of Barnsley, Hibernian and Preston North End.
However, the Slovakian has now pitched up at Portsmouth and he is looking forward to the opportunity to play for Michael Appleton's side.
"I'm very happy to be here," Michalik told the club's official website. "I heard about Pompey's interest in me and I didn't have to think too long about coming here.
"I've never played at Fratton Park, so I'm looking forward to getting out onto the pitch and showing what I can do.
"Hopefully I can help the team to win a lot of games and keep some clean sheets - and if I score some goals then that is a nice extra."
Michalik was signed in time to be eligible for Portsmouth's League One fixture at home to Walsall on Saturday.