Oldham Athletic have secured the services of former Chelsea youngster Jacob Mellis on loan until the end of the season.
The midfielder signs from Championship side Blackpool on a loan deal until the end of the 2014/15 season.
The 24-year-old progressed through the ranks with Premier League giants Chelsea before moving permanently to Barnsley in 2012.
After two years with the then Championship side, he joined the Seasiders in the summer where he has made 13 appearances for them this season.
Mellis will travel to Gilingham with the squad and could be in line to make his debut on Saturday.
He has been assigned the number 14 shirt.