Dundee boss Jim McIntyre concluded his transfer window business by bringing another four players into Dens to make it a grand total of 11 new January arrivals.
Former Dundee United defender Ryan McGowan was the first capture of the day, signing from English League 1 side Bradford City on loan until the end of the season.
The 29-year-old, who has also had spells at Hearts and in China, has been capped 20 times for Australia and can play at full-back or in the heart of defence.
The second new arrival, as first revealed in The Courier yesterday, is 22-year-old Sunderland midfielder Ethan Robson who also joined on loan until the end of the current campaign.
McIntyre then made his third loan move, snapping up winger Scott Wright from Premiership rivals Aberdeen.
The 21-year-old has featured 18 times for the Dons this season and played 87 minutes on Tuesday night as Derek McInnes’ side beat Stenhousemuir in the Scottish Cup.
And, just minutes before the window shut, the Dens boss rounded off his signing business with the arrival of Blackpool’s John O’Sullivan.
The 25-year-old Irish midfielder started his career at Blackburn and has also played for Carlisle.
As the quartet were arriving, another six players were heading for the Dens Park exit – Ryan Inniss, Sofien Moussa, Roarie Deacon, Elton Ngwatala, Kharl Madianga and Jean Mendy.
Big Tunisian striker Moussa was signed by Neil McCann two summers ago, scoring on his debut against Raith Rovers in the League Cup with the then manager tipping the player to become a cult hero with the Dundee fans.
The 30-year-old hit the back of the net 11 times last season and started this campaign by scoring twice against Stirling Albion in the Betfred Cup but subsequently drew a blank in his other 12 appearances.
Moussa was sent off against Ayr United in August after coming on as a sub and receiving two yellow cards within the space of just 15 minutes.
His last appearance for the Dark Blues was against Hibs on November 24. He was recently told he was surplus to requirements by McIntyre and has now left the club by mutual consent.
Inniss joined Dundee back in August on a season-long loan from Crystal Palace just days after making his debut for the London club.
The 23-year-old struggled to cement a first-team place at Dens but he produced his best performance in a dark blue jersey during the win at Hearts just over a week ago.
However, he then gifted Motherwell a penalty that won the game for the Steelmen at Dens last Saturday and then followed that blunder with another one at Queen of the South on Tuesday which led to Stephen Dobbie’s second goal of the night. The player was hooked by McIntyre soon after his error and he has now returned to Selhurst Park.
Former Arsenal academy product Deacon was snapped up from Sutton United by McCann last summer and quickly became a key player for the Dark Blues.
However, he has struggled with injury this season and McIntyre’s patience had worn thin, with the winger being subbed at half-time at Palmerston.
Ngwatala, Madianga and Mendy were all McCann summer signings who had also been told they were free to find other clubs.