Middlesbrough have recalled Ross Turnbull from his loan spell at Cardiff City following the news that Brad Jones faces up to two months on the sidelines after tearing a thigh muscle playing for the reserves.
The Australian goalkeeper sustained the injury in the second string's 3-1 win against Everton's reserves at the Riverside Stadium.
"Ross hasn't played in the last three games for Cardiff, which makes the decision to recall him easier," Boro boss Gareth Southgate told the club's official website.
"Ideally we'd have left him there but he's our player and (Cardiff boss) Dave Jones has kindly accepted that."
Meanwhile, defender Andrew Davies has been given permission to hold talks with several other clubs about the possibility of a transfer away from Teesside.
"A couple of clubs have been in for Andrew and he's intimated that he'd like the opportunity to speak to them," added Southgate.
"The scenario would be a loan with a deal agreed for January."