Cardiff have confirmed that they have signed Aston Villa winger Wayne Routledge on loan.
The former England Under 21 international has made little impact at Villa Park since completing a switch from Tottenham in January.
And Cardiff - who are struggling with injuries - have taken advantage by agreeing a temporary move with Villa.
Joe Ledley and Peter Whittingham have been ruled out for the Championship promotion hopefuls and Dave Jones has moved quickly to secure reinforcements.
A statement on Cardiff's official website read: "We can officially confirm that 23-year-old midfield player Wayne Routledge has joined us on loan from Aston Villa."