Jason Field will make a dramatic return to Boston United this week.
After club captain and first-choice left back Gareth Jelleyman left the Pilgrims by ‘mutual consent’, boss Graham Drury moved quickly to bring in a replacement.
Ex-Watford defender Paul Mayo has been deputising for Jelleyman - who was suffering from an Achilles injury - however, his work with the police force means he will not be available regularly throughout March.
With Gary Silk also leaving the club in recent weeks and Conor Marshall sitting out Saturday’s defeat at Solihull Moors due to flu, Boston are very short on full backs.
Town boss Ian Dunn confirmed Field was rejoining the Pilgrims.
He told The Standard: “We’re very pleased for him.
“I hope they give him plenty of game time and he has the chance to show how good he is.
“He’s been superb for us and we’re, of course, disappointed to lose him.
“But he goes with our best wishes.”
Field is a product of United’s youth academy.
But after making just six appearances for the first team - two starts in the league - he decided to switch to Tattershall Road in his quest for regular first-team football.
Former Pilgrims boss Jason Lee was reluctant to let him leave, citing that he had a bright future at York Street, but admitting that he was behind Jelleyman in the pecking order.
The final straw came for Field during the FA Cup victory at Tadcaster Albion earlier this season.
With Jelleyman suffering injury, he was left on the bench as Marshall, a right back by trade, was given the nod.
Field opted to make his previous loan move to Town full-time.
However, Drury has decided to bring the powerful and pacy defender back.
After playing his part in Town’s 1-0 victory over Peterborough Northern Star yesterday, Field wrote on his Twitter account: “Played my last game for Boston Town today. Good to end with 3 points. Thanks to everyone at the club. Enjoyed every minute.”
Another youngster on the United manager’s radar is James Reed.
The Pilgrims midfielder is currently on a month’s loan with Town.
But when asked if on-loan Peterborough United midfielder Dan Lawlor would extend his stay at York Street, Drury said: “I don’t think so.
“We have Reedy to come back and play in that position.
“He’s getting good experience and will have a part to play for us when he comes back.”