Sheffield Wednesday have moved to fix their injury-ravaged forward line by recalling Caolan Lavery from his loan spell at Chesterfield.
The Owls saw striker Will Keane pick up what appeared to be an ankle injury in the 1-1 draw with Fulham at Hillsborough on Saturday.
It had initially been agreed that the Northern Ireland under 21 forward would stay with the Spireites until the end of the season, but that deal included a 24 hour recall clause, which Stuart Gray has invoked.
The Owls are already without striker Sergiu Bus and adding Keane’s injury means that only two regular forwards in Adthe Nuhiu and yesterday’s goalscorer Stevie May were available to head coach Gray, though Chris Maguire could play up front.
Lavery scored three goals in eight appearances for Paul Cook’s side, after joining on loan in early February.
The 22 year old tweeted his thanks to Chesterfield and wished them luck for the season, stating: “I want to thank @ChesterfieldFC for everything. The staff and players were amazing throughout. Good luck for the rest of the season!”