Leeds United are set to bolster their left-back options after agreeing a deal to sign Sheffield United's Alan Wright on loan.
The Whites have been left with just Stephen Crainey this season following the departures of Danny Pugh and Dan Harding.
With Crainey coming under increasing pressure from the club's supporters this season, caretaker boss John Carver has moved to increase his defensive options.
Carver believes Wright's experience is just what the club need with the West Yorkshire outfit languishing at the wrong end of the Championship table.
"Alan comes with a wealth of experience, he has made well over 500 appearances, mostly in the Premier League," Carver told the club's official website.
"He's got a good left foot, he's got good energy, and he's tenacious. He will attack and go forward, but primarily he is a defender.
"Stevie has done well, but he's not been under any pressure. We needed to bring someone in who can put pressure on him."