Bristol City have signed right-back Jordan Spence from West Ham United on a one-month loan deal.
Despite having only made one first-team appearance for the Hammers, Spence is expected to slot straight into the City side for Saturday’s match with Coventry City, in the absence of stand in full-back Louis Carey.
In addition to the month loan, The Robins will have the option to retain Spence at Ashton Gate until the end of the season.
"I was hoping somebody would come in for me so I've been ready and preparing myself physically and mentally for the opportunity,” Spence told BBC Radio Bristol.
"I'm here to play and do well for Bristol City first and foremost, and then the experience and where that takes me will be a positive thing as well.”
Spence has previously been on loan at Leyton Orient and Scunthorpe United and will replace captain Carey, who suffered a fractured skull in the home win over the The Iron, last Saturday.