JAMES Walshaw, recalled by Darlington’s administrators from his loan spell at Halifax Town this week, has rejoined his former club Guiseley.
The striker had agreed to stay at the Shay until the end of the season when he originally arrived in mid November.
That entailed him signing a short term deal until January 1 followed by a longer term contract from then on.
It emerged this week that Walshaw required the signature of the Darlington secretary to trigger the second part of the deal.
But the north east outfit went into administration before that could be obtained and he returned to the debt-ridden club.
Town boss Neil Aspin had been resigned to being without Walshaw for this weekend’s Blue Square Bet North trip to Corby but, before the news that he had returned to Guiseley, had hoped a deal could be done to bring him back to the Shay.
Walshaw left Nethermoor in the summer to join the Quakers and his deal with Guiseley is permanent to the end of the season with an option for the 2012-13 campaign - the same as his contract with Darlington.