Bolton Wanderers have signed Karl Henry for the remainder of the season, as they look to pull away from the foot of the Championship table.
The Trotters earned promotion from League One last season but have struggled on their return to the second-tier, with seven defeats and two draws from their opening nine games.
Manager Phil Parkinson has at least been able to add to his options, having signed 34-year-old midfielder Henry following his release from Queens Park Rangers in the summer.
The former Stoke City and Wolverhampton Wanderers man has recently been training with West Bromwich Albion, so should be available for immediate selection.
Bolton’s 3-0 home defeat to Brentford at the weekend was slammed by chairman Ken Anderson, but he insists he will keep faith in Parkinson despite their perilous position.
“It is even more important that we all stick together and continue to support the manager and team through thick and thin and retain our Championship status,” he said.
“The more support that we are able to give them at this difficult time, the better the chance we have of getting the results we need going forward for the rest of the season.”