Crawley Town have snapped up teenage midfielder Michael Doughty on loan from Queens Park Rangers until January.
Doughty is highly regarded at Loftus Road and made his debut for QPR as a substitute in the FA Cup against Blackburn Rovers in January.
QPR boss Neil Warnock had been keen to send Doughty out on loan and the 18-year-old has opted for a move to Football League new boys Crawley after training with Steve Evans' side this week.
"The gaffer Neil Warnock told me of a few clubs that wanted to take me on loan but gave me the opportunity to meet Steve Evans and train at Crawley," Doughty told the club's official website.
"This is an important decision for me at this stage of my career but having spoke to Steve and seen for myself the quality of player here I wanted to sign for Crawley."
He is likely to be in the squad for Crawley's game against Torquay United on Saturday and manager Evans is happy with the deal.
Evans said: "Michael came on as a substitute in our match with QPR two weeks ago and he was exceptional.
"We tracked him from last season and I knew Neil would have a number of clubs chasing him but he is our player now. He has a lovely left foot, takes defenders on and I think he will be a very good signing for us."