Preston North End have signed Sunderland midfielder Tommy Miller on loan until the turn of the year.
The 27-year-old has fallen down the pecking order with the Black Cats, having joined the club in the summer of 2005 on a free transfer from Ipswich Town.
Lilywhites boss Paul Simpson told the club's official website: "He's a goalscoring midfielder, different to what we have already have.
"We're delighted he is coming to us, we'll have a look at him and hopefully he's someone we can keep long-term.
"He's a very, very good athlete, he knows how to play, he's knows this division and he gets goals from midfield.
"He had the choice of a couple of other Championship clubs, but he has chosen us and that is a real big plus."