Mansfield Town striker Nicky Maynard has joined Newport County AFC on loan until the end of the season.
The 34-year-old has appeared 21 times for Mansfield this term, scoring on four occasions.
The frontman will not be eligible to play for Newport County against the Stags when the Exiles visit One Call Stadium in April.
“Nicky wanted an opportunity to go and challenge for first team football and this move also gives him the opportunity to earn a contract somewhere for next season,” said Stags’ manager Nigel Clough.
“Nicky understands how well the front players are playing here and he hasn’t featured too much in the last month or two.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Nicky and I hope he does well at Newport.
“We’ve brought Ollie Sarkic in to replace him and the move [of Nicky Maynard to Newport] could allow a couple of the younger lads, such as Nathan Caine, to be promoted into the first team squad if needed.”