Colchester United have signed former Leicester goalkeeper Carl Pentney on a non-contract basis.
Ben Williams is struggling with an ankle injury so boss John Ward decided to secure Pentney as cover to Mark Cousins for the U's upcoming fixtures.
Pentney was a free agent this summer after being released by Leicester at the end of last season.
Ward told Colchester's official website: "Mark will play our opening games, as Ben is likely to be out for two weeks.
"Carl was happy to come and sit on the bench and provide cover in that time. He has been training with the lads for a week or so and will give us back-up."
Colchester also completed the signing of striker Dave Mooney on a long-term loan from Championship side Reading on Thursday.