Chester FC have confirmed Danny Hattersley will return to FC Halifax Town following the end of his loan spell.
The centre forward moved to the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium in late November on a deal until January 19.
He failed to score in eight appearances for the Blues and was taken off at half-time during the 4-0 win over Hungerford Town in the FA Trophy at the weekend.
Although the 23-year-old drew a blank, some fans believe his arrival had a positive impact on Ross Hannah, who scored seven times in eight games alongside Hattersley.
The arrangement between Chester and Halifax was with a view to a permanent deal but that has now been shelved.
Hattersley seems unlikely to have a long-term future with the Shaymen, where he has been been restricted to two starts and seven substitute appearances this season.
He moved to Halifax from Southport in February but has netted once in 22 appearances. He has not featured since a 7-1 home defeat to Cheltenham Town October 3.
Meanwhile, Chester have recalled striker Tom Peers from his loan spell with Hednesford Town.
The 20-year-old, who has also spent time on loan at Salford City, returned to Hednesford, where he had a stint during the 2014-15 season, in December.
Chester agreed to extend his time at Keys Park last week but have now brought the Warrington-born forward back and he will be involved in Tuesday night's Cheshire FA Senior Cup game with Hyde United (7.45pm).