Brentford have signed Nathan Abbey on an emergency seven-day loan.
Bees boss Scott Fitzgerald had been facing a goalkeeping crisis after Clark Masters picked up an injury in the defeat to Millwall on Boxing Day.
With Masters doubtful for Saturday's clash against Chesterfield and Stuart Nelson still sidelined with an ankle problem, Fitzgerald had been desperately short of options.
Abbey has been a regular starter for Torquay this season but left Plainmoor on Thursday after failing to agree a new contract with the League Two club.
He will go straight into the squad for the clash against Chesterfield and will hope to impress as Brentford play three games this week.
Meanwhile, five Brentford players have been placed on the transfer list as Fitzgerald looks ahead to January.
Fitzgerald is hoping to bring in a number of new recruits so he is allowing namesake Scott Fitzgerald, Alex Rhodes, Oli Skulason, Thomas Pinault and Gavin Tomlin to leave the club next month.
"When the January transfer window opens next week I am hopeful that we will be able to introduce three or four new faces into the squad," he told Brentford's official website.