Matt Wilson’s Boston United career has come to an end... after just four matches.
The midfielder is still at York Street as part of a three-month loan from Blue Square Premier Alfreton Town.
But a knee injury has seen him sidelined for the past nine matches.
Despite remaining with the Pilgrims as he undergoes rehabilitation with physio Katie Cooper and Ian Freeman, Wilson will not play in amber and black again because he needs a knee operation.
“That injury is not going to go away,” said manager Jason Lee.
“He needs an operation. He’s seen a specialist and he’s got a problem.
“He’s not played the games for us since he’s been here, and that’s a problem for us.”
Wilson played four league matches for Boston, victories over Droylsden and Histon and defeats to Hinckley and Bishop’s Stortford.
But with his loan spell coming to an end soon, Lee says he won’t consider extending his stay.
“He’s not been fit to play,” the United boss added.
“He’s a good lad with a good attitude, and if he’d have been fit that would have been a big bonus for us.
“It is what it is, footballers play football and can get injured.”
United’s squad is somewhat depleted at present.
As well as Wilson’s injury, Joe French and Travis Munn were both released last week.
A fortnight before that, Jason Field opted to join Boston Town following a lack of first-team opportunities.
“They’re at that stage of their careers where they need first team football,” Lee continued.
“They came and had a go, but they didn’t break into the first team.
“With Jason Field leaving us in recent weeks, its the same. They need to play.
“They’re good young players, but they need to go out and do what’s best for them.”
French linked up with Stamford on Saturday while Munn is on the books of Eastwood Town.
However, Lee hopes to add to his side, stating: “There’s always space in the squad, it’s just whether you can agree what (players) deem right in terms of money.”