Mansfield striker Chris Beardsley has joined Conference side Rushden & Diamonds on a one-month loan switch.
Beardsley has found opportunities scarce this season at Mansfield and drops down a division in the pursuit of more regular football.
The player is hopeful that he will be able to rejuvenate his career at Rushden, likely to go straight into their starting line-up for Saturday's game with Stafford Rangers.
Beardsley said: "I was too far down the pecking order at Mansfield and you can quickly lose fitness if you are not playing regular football.
"I am glad to be able to go to a club where I will be able to start playing again."