Kettering Town have been dealt a blow after it was confirmed that striker Lewis Wilson has returned to Northampton Town following a successful loan spell.
The frontman proved a big hit with the Poppies as he struck seven goals in eight appearances in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Divison, including a hat-trick in the 4-3 victory at Hitchin Town on Boxing Day.
Wilson played his final game for Kettering as they continued their recent revival with a 3-0 win over Bedford Town and manager Alan Doyle had previously spoken of his desire to keep him at the club for an extended period.
But Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd has confirmed Wilson is now back at Sixfields.
“Lewis has come back into the fold,” the Cobblers manager said.
“He has done very well at Kettering and he’s proved that he can score goals.
“He won’t be starting for us but unfortunately and although we are not short of quality at the minute we are a bit short in terms of numbers.
“Ideally I would like Lewis to be playing regularly but at the moment we need him here and it is up to him now to prove when he does get the opportunity that he is capable of scoring goals at league level.”