BOSTON UNITED have recalled central defender Paul Ellender from his loan spell with Chester City.
Chester initially signed the player on a three-month loan agreement but the York Street club invoked a 24-hour recall clause and consequently he returns to Steve Evans's side this morning.
The 31-year-old Scunthorpe-born player made five appearances for City during his month-long stay at the Deva Stadium, and manager Mark Wright was full of praise for the player last night.
"Paul has been a model professional and his contribution has been first class," said Wright.
"I am obviously disappointed to see him return to Boston, but unfortunately we will now have to plan for future games without him."
Ironically, City are next in action tomorrow night,when they face Boston at York Street in a re-arranged Coca-Cola League Two game.
Wright is hopeful that influential midfield player Tom Curtis will be available for the trip to Lincolnshire after missing Sunday's derby game at Wrexham.
"Tom has had the stitches taken out of his foot injury and I am hopeful that he and Greg Blundell (ankle) will be fit for the trip," added Wright. "We are just lacking a bit of confidence at the moment and we need to be tighter defensively at the beginning of games."
Wright continued: "Our second-half performance at Wrexham on Sunday was extremely positive, we just need to build on that showing and ensure that we perform for the full 90 minutes.
"Despite our league position, we shouldn't fear anybody in this division, and when we register a victory others will follow, that's for sure.
"That's just what winning does for confidence and of course it's what we're looking for."