Preston North End have signed Scottish centre half Liam Lindsay on loan from Championship rivals Stoke City.
The Paisley-born defender has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season.
The 25-year-old came through the ranks at Partick Thistle, where manager Alex Neil first came across his new recruit, before a successful spell at Barnsley, gaining promotion to the Championship in 2018/19.
He joined the Potters from Oakwell in June 2019, for a publicised fee of over £2m and has made 23 appearances at the Bet365 Stadium.
Speaking about the move, the Scot saw the chance to play regularly something he couldn’t turn down: “It’s been pretty quick and I’m just happy to have it done and dusted and I’m looking forward to it.
“It is obviously a big attraction coming here and the gaffer wanted me here, which gives me confidence, so I’m just looking to get as many games as possible and help the team.”
Manager Alex Neil added: “It is good to get this bit of business done. The Ben Davies interest came out of the blue so it’s not something we expected, but he have obviously been keeping an eye on left sided centre backs in case that did happen.
“Liam is a guy who has played at the level, he’s been at Stoke, he’s been at Barnsley, he’s a good age, he’s left-sided and left footed and I think it makes sense to bring someone in who can hopefully do well between now and the end of the season.
“He’s a good presence, a good size, and we are really hopeful for him. He hasn’t played a lot of football this year and we want to make sure that he gets his season up and running.”