Ross Killock has returned to Chester FC until the end of the season following his impressive loan spell at the Swansway Chester Stadium.
Killock joined the Blues on an initial one-month loan from Leeds United in October and made his debut in the 1-0 home loss to Gateshead in the FA Cup forth qualifying round.
His solid performances in the centre of defence saw manager Neil Young extend the agreement with the Championship club but his short-term move came to an end after the scheduled New Year's Day game with Southport, which fell victim to the weather.
With experienced defender Danny Higginbotham having moved to Altrincham owing to increasing media commitments, Young has moved quickly to secure 19-year-old Killock for the rest of the season.
Killock, who spent time on loan with Skrill Premier rivals Alfreton Town last season, made seven starts in his initial spell, but picked up a calf injury in the 1-0 defeat at Nuneaton Town in November.
He missed the next four games but returned for the 1-1 home draw with Gateshead, putting the Blues ahead with his first goal for the club and showing the makings of a promising partnership alongside skipper George Horan.
Leeds United club-mates Nathan and Lewis Turner are already on loan with the Blues until the end of the season.