Gillingham have signed Ben Chorley on a three-month loan deal from Milton Keynes Dons.
Chorley has been a regular starter for The Dons this season but was surprisingly one of six players transfer listed by Martin Allen following the home defeat to Hereford last Saturday.
He had been The Dons' captain for two years prior to Allen's arrival, and made 137 appearances for the club.
Gills boss Ronnie Jepson has pounced to snap up the 24-year-old, and will add him to a defence that has failed to keep a single clean sheet all season.
Chorley has initially joined until January but will be available on a free when the winter transfer window opens.