Veteran goalkeeper Rab Douglas is in line for a quick-fire debut after signing for Arbroath.
The 44-year-old former Dundee, Celtic and Scotland player is teaming up again with Gayfield manager Dick Campbell, his former gaffer at Forfar.
Douglas, who is a columnist for The Courier, quit the Loons last December after Campbell parted company with the Station Park side.
He could be given a quick-fire debut for the Lichties in their Scottish Cup second round tie at home to Stirling University this afternoon.
A club statement said: “Arbroath are happy to announce the signing of highly-experienced former Scotland and Celtic goalkeeper Robert Douglas.
“Rab brings a wealth of experience and knows the Arbroath management team very well and we hope he is given a very warm welcome to Gayfield.”
Campbell explained his decision to reunite with Douglas, saying: “Our on-loan Aberdeen goalkeeper Robbie Mutch is not able to participate against the University of Stirling so I managed to persuade Rab to come on board.
“He brings in a wealth of experience and I know that he has a great winning mentality.”
Campbell has told his players that if they drop their standards in this game they could pay a heavy price.
He said: “Everyone was really happy after beating Forfar last weekend.
“We played really well and it was great that we turned chances into goals even though we made it more difficult for ourselves by missing two penalties.
“I am pleased that we finally scored a couple of goals but our strikers are still not fully on the boil.
“It is great that there is a spring in our step, however we cannot think that just because we defeated a Forfar side that were at the top of the table we will beat a side from the Lowland League.
“I have been in the game long enough to know that if we go into this tie at anything less than fully focused we will struggle.
“Stirling University came third last season in a very competitive league as what always happens with sides from universities they get stronger at this time of year after being low on numbers at the start of the season.”