Plymouth Argyle have signed Neal Trotman until January as they seek additional defensive cover in the wake of an injury to Paul Wotton.
Trotman, 26, will team up with manager John Sheridan for the third time in his career, having previously played under him at Oldham and Chesterfield.
He was available as a free agent
after being released by the Spireites
and has also played at Preston and Rochdale.
Wotton broke his ribs during Argyle's
1-0 defeat by Southend on Saturday.
Trotman joined Sheridan at Chesterfield on loan in November 2011, and was made captain after signing a permanent deal in January 2012.
He has also spent time on loan at Halifax, Southampton and Huddersfield, and had
recently been on trial with Dundee United.