Tommy Wright is hoping Connor Kennedy’s loan move to Daventry Town will help bring back the young defender’s confidence.
Kennedy has joined Darran Foster’s team, who are ninth in the Evo-Stik Northern League Division One South, on a three-month temporary deal, which will keep him there until the end of the year.
Curtis Hartley has also signed for the Communications Park club on a dual registration.
And Steelmen boss Wright said: “Everybody knows how highly we rate Connor at the football club and we see his long term future either with us or even higher up the ladder.
“But after falling out of the side both parties have agreed that it is in his best interests to go and get regular football as part of his development.
“He needs to knuckle down and get back to basics. I want him to come back hungrier and more determined than ever.
“Curtis Hartley has also signed dual registration at Daventry so it was ideal for Connor to go there too.
“Darran Foster is a very good manager and I am confident that he can help in Connor’s development and bring back the confidence that he showed last season.”