Reading defender Kaspars Gorkss has joined Wolves on an emergency 93-day loan to become manager Dean Saunders first signing at the club.
Gorkss, 31, has fallen down the pecking order at Reading in recent months after being a key part of the team which gained promotion to the Premier League last season.
It is understood the move may lead to a permanent deal for the Latvian international’s services being discussed in the summer.
“I am delighted we have brought Kaspars in,” Saunders, whose side are out of the Championship relegation zone on goal difference said.
“He has been with teams who have been promoted from the Championship over the last two years and is 31 which is a good age for a central defender.
“I think he can help take us where we want to go. He is strong, brave and no-nonsense who will put his head in which is what we need.
“He also has a good character and is a winner, and that can only help the group. He is an experienced player who has played in the Premier League this season and also played for his country last Wednesday night. This is a start for me of what I am trying to build here.”
Reading have a 24-hour recall clause on the loan after the first 28 days. The Royals’ director of football Nick Hammond said: “We’ve always had a very good relationship Wolves and this initial loan move will importantly get Kaspars playing games. We’d like to wish him the very best of luck.”