Crystal Palace have taken Julian Bennett on a six-month loan deal from Nottingham Forest.
The Eagles have sought to bolster their defensive ranks by raiding their Championship rivals.
Bennett has been allowed to leave Forest as he is still working his way back to full fitness following a long-term injury.
The popular left-back has not appeared for the Reds since damaging knee ligaments on Boxing Day 2008.
Part of his rehabilitation will now see him take in a short spell at Selhurst Park, with his deal with Palace set to run until 3rd January, 2011.
He has been included in George Burley's squad for the Eagles' opening game of the season at home to Leicester City on Saturday.