Port Vale have announced the signing of defender Kyle Howkins on loan from West Brom.
The Valiants recently lost the services of Gavin Gunning and Tom Anderson and were in the market for defensive reinforcements.
The 21 year-old has league experience with both Mansfield Town and Cambridge United.
A club statement said:
Port Vale is pleased to announce the signing of defender Kyle Howkins from West Bromwich Albion on loan until the end of the season.
The 6 foot 5 man mountain has had previously had loans spells at Kidderminster, Mansfield and Cambridge.
On behalf of everyone at Port Vale Football Club, we offer him a warm welcome and look forward to seeing him in action.