Oldham Athletic have brought in Reading youngster Scott Golbourne on a one-month loan deal.
Golbourne has moved to Boundary Park in search of first-team experience after making just two Carling Cup appearances for Reading this season.
He has previously enjoyed spells at Wycombe and Bournemouth, and will now spend the next month in League One with Oldham.
Latics boss John Sheridan had been trying to sign a new left-back since Richie Byrne left the promotion hopefuls in October.
Sheridan was also keen to improve his defence following Saturday's surprise 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Hereford United.