Hayden Mullins will miss the final game of the season for Notts County, having been recalled from his loan spell by parent club Birmingham City due to injuries in their squad.
Mullins, who arrived at Meadow Lane on a short-term loan deal in January has played an integral part in the club's upturn in fortunes of late, cementing a place at the heart of our back four.
However, due to injuries in their own defence, Birmingham City have moved to activate a clause in the 35-year-old's loan deal that allows him to be recalled and he will return to St Andrew's on Monday.
Notts CEO Jim Rodwell was full of praise for the experienced loanee and grateful to Birmingham City for allowing him out on loan in the first place.
"Since arriving at the club, Hayden has shown what a model professional he is both on and off the pitch and there is no doubt that his experience and attitude have played a major part in the club's improved form of late," said Rodwell.
"Obviously we are disappointed to be losing him at such a key time but we fully understand Birmingham's reasons for recalling him and would like to place on record our thanks to them for allowing Hayden to join us and to wish both the club and the player well for their final two games of the season."
Notts will now be without Mullins for our crucial final game of the Sky Bet League 1 season, when we travel to Oldham Athletic on Saturday.
Tickets for that game are selling well and are available to purchase from the Notts County ticket office on 0115 9557 210 or online at www.nottscountydirect.co.uk