Goalkeeper Myles Boney has joined South Shields on a season-long loan from League One side Blackpool.
The 21-year-old came through the ranks of his hometown club and has made six first-team appearances for the Tangerines.
He has also enjoyed loan spells with Nantwich Town and Solihull Moors over recent seasons.
Boney will now be expected to compete for the number one shirt at Mariners Park with Liam Connell and Ross Coombe, who joined the club earlier this summer.
South Shields joint-manager Lee Picton said: “We are delighted to bring Myles into the club.
“Myles has been a full-time professional at Blackpool for the last four years and brings with him all the credentials required to provide genuine competition for the number one shirt.
“I’ve been massively impressed with him as a young man during the many conversations we’ve had over the last couple of weeks.
“He is young, hungry and determined to make an impact at the club, and I greatly look forward to seeing him, Liam and Ross push each other and improve each other over the coming months.
“We are extremely fortunate to now have three very high-quality senior goalkeepers at the club.”