Charlton Athletic have signed goalkeeper Chris Maxwell on loan from Preston North End until the end of the season.
The Wales international becomes the second new arrival at The Valley since the January transfer window opened, after midfield maestro Jonny Williams signed a six-month contract last week.
Maxwell was the first-choice stopper at Deepdale last season but has fallen behind Declan Rudd in Preston’s pecking order to be no.1.
The 28-year-old hasn’t played for North End since being sent off at Ipswich Town in September, and Charlton boss Lee Bowyer needed no persuading in acquiring the keeper.
“He’s a very good goalie” Bowyer told the club’s official website. “We’ve had some great reports back from people and obviously seen him play for ourselves. He’s got good distribution, he’s a good, all-around goalie, so I think he’s going to be very good for us.”
Maxwell added: “When I found out that Charlton were interested in me, it was a no-brainer for me.
“I want to be part of something successful and looking at the group that is here, the manager, the club and how ambitious they are, the infrastructure, it’s a recipe for success and it’s a recipe for success that I want to be a part of.”
Charlton are firmly in the League One play-off mix in fourth, three points clear of Peterborough United in seventh.
The Addicks hit the road to take on Shrewsbury Town at New Meadow this weekend.