Hertha Berlin have signed goalkeeper Timo Ochs on a free transfer following an injury to Jaroslav Drobny.
Czech Republic shot-stopper Drobny is set to be out for several weeks and the Bundesliga's bottom club have brought in Ochs as a replacement.
Ochs was available on a free transfer after leaving Red Bull Salzburg in the summer and he has signed a contract until the end of the season.
He could make his debut against Hoffenheim on Saturday and the 27-year-old is determined to grasp his opportunity with Hertha.
"I am very happy this deal has taken place," Ochs told the club's official website. "I passed my medical on Tuesday and had my first training session on Wednesday.
"I had been injured last season and everyone wanted to make sure I am fit enough, but that was not really a problem at all.
"I am longing for a new chapter in my career. I will do my best to prove this was the right decision for both the club and me.
"It's a pity I will be unable to take part in Europa League action for now, but football is very much down to rules.
"I do not know if I will be in the Hertha goal this weekend, this is a decision which is fully up to the coaches."