Leicester City winger Nicky Adams has agreed to join League Two side Rochdale on loan for a month.
Dale were interested in bringing Adams to Spotland in the summer when he was at nearby Bury, but the 22-year-old opted to join Leicester for £100,000 instead.
The Wales Under-21 international has featured 16 times in all competitions for the Foxes this season, starting just over half of those games.
Adams revealed he expressed his desire to manager Nigel Pearson to go out on loan to get regular first-team football.
"I have played 16 games for Leicester City but have been a bit in and out to be fair," he told Rochdale's official website.
"There are a lot of big names in the squad. In the last month or so I have not really figured so I spoke to the gaffer saying that I just want to be playing asking about the possibility of a loan somewhere.
"He didn't really want me to go but after hearing my side of things he agreed and I am very grateful to him for that. I just want to play football matches.
"Hopefully I can get some games under my belt while I am here and if all goes well maybe I can stay for longer."
Adams also shed some light on what happened during the summer when it had appeared he was set to join Dale.
"Obviously there were a lot of rumours during the summer that I was going to come here," he added.
"But two big clubs, Leicester City and Sheffield United came in for me and I couldn't really turn the chance down.
"I speak to David Flitcroft (Rochdale assistant manager) a lot and he told me to sign for Leicester City as it would be a great experience for me."