Defender Paddy McCarthy has joined Sheffield United on loan for a period of one month and in that time has the opportunity to be involved in six Sky Bet League One matches.
Paddy recently signed a one year extension to his contract with the Eagles and was named in the recent Capital One Cup victory against Newcastle but Neil Warnock has agreed to this move to enable him to get some games, as he works his way back to full match fitness.
Nigel Clough's side face a busy schedule over the next few weeks and Paddy goes straight into their squad for their away match on Saturday against Chesterfield
He trained with the Blades squad on Friday morning and manager Clough is looking forward to the loan spell of the defender.
"Paddy is a good, solid defender, an experienced centre half and we are delighted to get him, and he is ready to go from the off. I would like to thank Neil Warnock for his assistance in this move."