Leighton McIntosh has signed for Montrose on a short-term deal.
The former Dundee striker has agreed a contract with the Links Park club through to January, which manager George Shields hopes will be extended.
Shields has also brought in former Airdrie keeper Lucas Birinstinfil on trial as cover for suspended Stuart McKenzie.
The Gable Endies boss reported: “We’ve got Lucas in to play against Elgin.
“He’s been training with us for a couple of weeks because we’ve been looking for a second keeper anyway.
“If he shows up well in the game we can take it from there.”
Birinstinfil still has to prove himself, but Shields knows exactly what he’s getting with McIntosh.
He explained: “Leighton has been with us before and has scored goals.
“I also worked with him at Dundee. We’re hoping he’ll be an important player for us.
“We’ve signed him until January, with a view to extending his contract.”
Meanwhile, Shields believes the third minute sending off of McKenzie was the defining moment of last weekend’s 2-0 home defeat to Albion Rovers.
“It’s very hard to play virtually the whole game with 10 men,” he pointed out. “We did OK but it was an uphill battle.
“There’s certainly no panic, and hopefully we’ll get back on the rails at Elgin.”
Ross Graham is still unavailable, while McKenzie and Declan O’Kane are suspended. Danny Cavanagh is injured and Colin Wilson has left the club to sign for junior side Bonnyrigg.