Former Gillingham player-manager Andy Hessenthaler has joined League One promotion contenders Hull on a three-month loan deal.
Hessenthaler is set to spend three months at the KC Stadium
The 39-year-old links up again with ex-Gills boss Peter Taylor, with whom he worked as player-coach.
The midfielder stepped down as player-boss at Priestfield in November, but has been a regular in the starting XI under new manager Stan Ternent.
"I know Andy well and I know what he's capable of," said Taylor.
"Hess will be here for three months but Gillingham have the option of a call-back after a month if they choose to do so.
"It's been a difficult time for Andy what with him being the manager there and now back with playing staff.
"He'll add a bit extra to our midfield and also has the experience - and is still determined - to do a job at this level.
"Andy will be here as a player for the time being and will not be taking a role in the coaching side of things."
Hessenthaler was voted as the Gills' best ever player in a BBC poll just over a week ago.
"Peter (Taylor) just felt my experience might give them a lift and might help push them to the end," he told BBC Radio Kent.
"It's an opportunity to get back with Peter, who I respect as a person and a manager.
"Also, with me off the (Gillingham) wage bill here it might help the new man get a player in to push us on as well.
"I'm going to go up there and play a few games and see what happens. It is a sad day, but I've got to think about Andy Hessenthaler as well."