Sean McGinty is joining Oxford United on loan until January.
The versatile full-back is to link up with Chris Wilder's squad ahead of the temporary transfer being officially processed on 4 August, in plenty of time for the team's League Two opener at Bristol Rovers two weeks later. Indeed, he goes straight into Wilder's plans for the pre-season friendly on Tuesday against West Ham.
The move should enable the former Charlton youngster to get more first-team experience after a dislocated shoulder cut short a stint with Morecambe last season.
As he turns 19 in October, McGinty will be keen to make his mark in league football with Wilder's pledge to play attractive football next term sure to be to his benefit.