Birmingham City are set to sign West Ham United midfielder Nigel Quashie on loan.
Quashie, 30, has been training with the Blues after falling out of favour at the Premier League club and is set to join Alex McLeish's side before their next Championship game against Burnley on October 18.
"We would hope to tie Nigel up on a month's deal with a view to extending that, if he proves his fitness," McLeish told the Birmingham Mail.
"Probably before Burnley we will get it done. With the amount of games coming after that, he would be a welcome addition.
"He has trained hard for a month but his circumstances have been unfortunate as he lost his mother.
"So in between us keeping him and getting him fit, getting him to prove he is over his injuries because there is a tendency to come back and pick up niggles, it's been stop-start due to his mother being ill and her death.
"He's got things to tend there before he can immerse himself right back into it again and we are very sympathetic to his needs at the moment."
Meanwhile, the Blues have also handed a trial to free agent former Manchester United academy midfielder Souleymane Mamam.