Loanee defender Ciaran Brennan has been recalled by Sheffield Wednesday.
The 21-year-old arrived as cover during a torrid run of defensive injuries with Kyle Cameron, Connell Rawlinson and Alex Lacey all sidelined.
And head coach Ian Burchnall is grateful to Brennan for his efforts during his time at Meadow Lane.
"Ciaran was really unfortunate to be on the wrong end of some difficult results during the early part of his loan spell," said Burchnall.
"Despite being thrown in at the deep end he put in some very strong, composed performances which highlight his huge potential.
"We'd like to thank him for his contribution and also express our gratitude to Wednesday for allowing him to come to us."