Jorome Slew has left Chester FC and signed for National League North strugglers North Ferriby United.
The 20-year-old joined the Blues on non-contract terms last month from Northern Premier League Division One North outfit Goole AFC.
Slew made substitute appearances in the 2-2 draw at Leyton Orient and 4-0 home loss to Dagenham & Redbridge.
But the former Sheffield United trainee did not make the squad for the 1-0 home win over Solihull Moors and the FA Trophy penalty shoot-out success at home to AFC Fylde on Saturday .
The arrival of Daniel Udoh on a one-month loan from Crewe Alexandra - a deal that was made possible by the donations of supporters to the Build Bignot's Budget scheme - has hampered Slew's chances.
And his hopes of breaking into Marcus Bignot's starting XI have been hit further by the impending return of Harry White, who scored twice in a behind-closed-doors encounter with Birmingham City yesterday.
That means Slew has been allowed to join North Ferriby, for whom he made his debut in their 1-0 home loss to Curzon Ashton last night.
Chester boss Bignot told The Chronicle: "He was on non-contract terms, it wasn't a financial burden on the club, it was a case of giving him an opportunity.
"But we just felt a boy of his age, like a lot of young boys we've already got in the building, that he needs to be playing week in and week out.
"If you're a youngster in our squad and you're not playing in the first team then you need to be going out on loan.
"They're still in the building, day in and day out with us, learning their trade and improving, but that experience you get on a matchday, you just can't substitute."
Jordan Archer is making good progress on the groin injury he picked up in the warm-up prior to the Cheshire Senior Cup clash at Altincham on November 14.
That means Bignot could soon have a host of options to pick from up front.
But he has no regrets about bringing in the likes of Slew and Udoh, who will remain with the club until early next month.
"I was very mindful of not changing too much, too soon when we came in but I think everybody would agree the introduction of Jordan Archer, Jordan Gough and Reece Hall-Johnson gave us a dynamic in the group that I felt we were missing," said Bignot, who took over the Blues on September 20 .
"We didn't bring those players in to replace the players we already had; we brought them into to add to what we believed was a talented group.
"Other signings we've had to do because there's been so many injuries we literally had to do little short-term fixes to get over those periods; i.e. a Daniel Udoh.
"Just before his arrival we were talking about how happy we were with the centre-forwards but then we lost two of them and we had to act.
"We're grateful to the supporters for their contributions because they don't know how important these short-term fixes are to get into a position like we are now that, fingers crossed, coming into the Christmas period, with hopefully everybody available."