One of the most prolific point scorers in rugby league history, Mick Nanyn, has joined Swinton on loan from Halifax.
Nanyn, 31, has not played a competitive game since turning out for Leigh in the Championship play-offs in a defeat against Sheffield in September 2011.
He moved to Halifax at the end of the 2011 season, but suffered cruciate ligament damage in a training ground collision having played just 40 minutes in pre-season for the club, and underwent a knee re-construction.
Karl Harrison has now sent him out on loan to Swinton, where Nanyn spent some time in the early stages of his career.
He looks set to make his competitive return to action against Sheffield on Friday night.
Lions coach Gary Chambers said: “Mick trained with us on Tuesday, looked good and wants to play. That bit of experience will do us good.”
Nanyn has scored a total of 3514 points and racked up a host of records during his time at Rochdale, Whitehaven, Widnes, Oldham and Leigh.
In 2009, he had a spell in Super League with Harlequins, but failed to make a first team appearance.