Stoke City have recalled midfielder John Eustace from his loan spell at Hereford United.
The 27-year-old was approaching the end of a third month-long stint at Edgar Street, and he had impressed for the League Two club.
But with Stoke suffering injuries in midfield, boss Tony Pulis has moved to
bring Eustace back ahead of schedule.
Eustace had been out injured for 18 months and only started playing again earlier this season.