South African international Dean Furman has joined Doncaster Rovers on loan until the end of the season.
Furman has fallen out of favour at Oldham Athletic and Rovers boss Brian Flynn this week firmed up his interest in the tough-tackling midfielder in light of injuries to Paul Keegan, David Syers and Martin Woods.
For Rovers to persuade the relegation threatened Latics to part with their captain at this stage of the season represents something of a coup.
Furman will certainly relish the challenge at the other end of League One after becoming a bit part player at Boundary Park in recent months, following his return from the Africa Cup of Nations with South Africa.
The former Chelsea youth product will also be keen to impress at Doncaster, knowing his future lies away from Oldham with his contract at the Latics due to expire in the summer.
Rovers’ interest in Furman was first revealed by John Ryan in the Free Press last month.
He is poised to go straight into the squad for Saturday’s visit of Portsmouth.