Southampton have clinched the signing of West Ham defender Christian Dailly on a one-month loan deal.

The 33-year-old is expected to come into the centre of defence, allowing Chris Makin to revert to full-back after covering in the middle.

"I'm delighted to bring Christian to the club for an initial month and we will take it from there," boss George Burley told the club's official website.

"He will give us just the sort of experience and composure we need at the back right now.

"The injuries to Claus Lundekvam and Darren Powell have made it difficult to find the right blend in the defensive line so bringing in Christian will give us a big boost."