Oldham midfielder Jean-Paul Kalala has joined League Two strugglers Grimsby on loan until 3rd January.
The Congo international has struggled to make an impact at Boundary Park since his 2007 arrival, failing to make a single appearance for the Latics this season.
With first-team opportunities proving difficult to come by, he has been handed a lifeline by the Mariners.
Mike Newell's side have failed to win a league game this season, seeing them slip to third from bottom in the table.
Kalala made a name for himself in English football during a productive 12-month spell at Blundell Park back in 2005.
He helped Grimsby claim a memorable Carling Cup scalp when his spectacular strike sank Tottenham, helping to earn him a move to League One outfit Yeovil.
He proceeded to reach the play-off final during his solitary season with the Glovers, before leaving on a free for Oldham last summer.
He becomes the third member of John Sheridan's squad to be sent out on loan in recent weeks, with John Thompson and Chris O'Grady joining Notts County and Bury respectively.