Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has signed midfielder Richard Chaplow on a one-month loan deal from Preston North End.
Adkins has made Chaplow, 25, his first signing since taking over at St Mary's.
"He is a quality midfield player who will add strength to the squad," said Adkins.
Chaplow was placed on the transfer list by Preston boss Darren Ferguson at the end of last season and has not made a single first-team appearance this term.
He is set to go straight into Saints' squad for Saturday's south coast derby against Bournemouth.