Chelmsford City have signed right-back Barry Cotter from Ipswich Town.
The 20-year-old joins on a one-month loan and is available for selection away to Eastbourne Borough on Saturday.
Cotter, from Limerick, Ireland, started his youth career with Lifford AFC, Avenue United, before also featuring for Ennis Town and his hometown and SSE Airtricity League First Division outfit Limerick.
After working his way up Limerick’s academy he broke into the first team in 2017, going on to make 13 appearances in all competitions.
His performances caught the eye of then-Championship side Ipswich Town, who secured his services in January 2018. He made his debut for the Tractor Boys in April 2018 in a 1-0 win over Barnsley. He made his second appearance later that month against Reading in a 4-0 win.
Cotter has also featured for the Republic of Ireland’s Under-17s and was called up to the Under-19s squad as recently as March 2019.