Brighton boss Mark McGhee has signed Manchester United defender Paul McShane on a five-month loan deal, and he will make his debut at Derby on Saturday.
The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, 19, had a spell on loan with Walsall last season.
McGhee told BBC Southern Counties Radio: "We've watched him often playing for United's reserves and he's played very well.
"He's not got a lot of experience, but he's relishing the opportunity."
McShane - who was targeted by Falkirk and Swindon last month - is awaiting his competitive debut for United's first team.
Meanwhile, the Seagulls remain in talks with Southampton over the potential signing of goalkeeper Alan Blayney.