Hull City have signed striker Rowan Vine on an initial one-month loan deal from Queens Park Rangers.
The 28-year-old striker had been told by Hoops boss Neil Warnock that he had no future with the Championship leaders, and was not given a squad number ahead of the new season.
Tigers manager Nigel Pearson has been on the lookout for a striker after the club's recent lack of goals and Hull will have no hesitation in extending his deal if he impresses.
Vine goes straight into the squad for Saturday's home clash against Coventry at the KC stadium.
The forward started his career at Portsmouth and made his name during a two-year spell at Luton which helped him seal a £2.5million deal to Birmingham, where he helped clinch promotion to the Premier League.
He joined QPR in January 2008 following an initial loan spell and scored five goals in 51 appearances during his time with the West London outfit.