Kyle Howkins has signed up for another loan spell at Port Vale.
As with last season, the defender has arrived at the club on transfer deadline day from West Bromwich Albion.
He'll remain with the Valiants until the end of the season, and is available for Saturday's game against Tranmere Rovers - weather permitting.
Kyle told the club's official website: "I'm very happy, I need to come out and play games so I'm back now and ready to go again, it's good to come in this morning see the lads but I don't think they expected to see me!
"It was nice to turn up and see them all and I can't wait to get started.
"I had a good run of games last year, obviously missed a couple through my knee but I managed to keep up a good consistency at a high level and I'm looking to do that again this season."