Bristol City have boosted their defensive options by signing Jordan Spence on a month's loan from West Ham United.
The Championship club have lost the veteran Louis Carey for several weeks after he suffered a skull fracture against Scunthorpe United last weekend.
Robins boss Keith Millen has moved for Spence to fill the void ahead of Saturday's game away to Coventry City.
Spence has made just one substitute's appearance during his West Ham career and has yet to feature for Avram Grant's side this season.
The 20-year-old has previously undertaken loan spells at Leyton Orient and Scunthorpe, and is expected to be in Millen's squad for the trip to the Ricoh Arena.