Burton have signed Preston midfielder Seanan Clucas on loan until the end of the season.
The Northern Ireland Under-21 international has made four appearances this season for North End, including his senior debut against Crewe in the Carling Cup.
The capture of the 19-year-old will be a major boost for the Brewers as the club are currently on a seven-match losing streak and are without a manager.
Clucas is the second loan signing of caretaker manager Gary Rowett's reign after the club snapped up goalkeeper Adam Legzdins earlier in the week.
Rowett replaced former manager Paul Peschisolido, who was sacked after the 4-1 defeat to Torquay United last weekend, Burton are just eight points clear of the npower League Two drop zone with nine games left to play.