Ipswich have signed Stoke defender Danny Collins on a three-month loan deal.
The 31-year-old Wales international will go straight into Town's squad for Saturday's trip to Blackpool.
"We're obviously delighted to have been able to bring Danny here," boss Paul Jewell told Ipswich's official website.
"The defence is an area we have been looking to strengthen and we've also had some injuries there as well, so Danny will add to the competition for places in that department.
"He will give us more pace and Premier League experience. He knows this league as well having been promoted twice as champions with Sunderland.
"There were other clubs interested in him, much closer to his home, so it shows his commitment and ambition to come here and play games."
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