Ipswich Town have signed defender Patrick Kisnorbo on a one-month loan from Championship rivals Leeds United.
The 31-year-old has played once in the last 12 months - 90 minutes in a
3-0 League Cup win over Oxford
in August - after
suffering a knee injury in January of last year.
Kisnorbo, an Australian international, has been cleared to face Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.
He has played 58 times for Leeds since joining from Leicester in 2009.
His United career has been hindered by injury, with an Achilles problem suffered in spring 2010 putting him out for 14 months.
He made 22 appearances upon his return before damaging his knee against Burnley on 2 January 2012.
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy had wanted to keep hold of Stoke loanee Danny Higginbotham as cover for the centre-half position, but
the 34-year-old has opted to join Sheffield United.