West Brom midfielder Lloyd Dyer has turned down the chance of extending his loan spell with Kidderminster Harriers.
Harriers boss Ian Britton offered Dyer a second month at the Aggborough Stadium.
But the 21-year-old, who started five games and made two substitute's appearances for Kidderminster, has opted to return to The Hawthorns.
"It's a shame he's gone, but we respect his reasons," Britton told the club's website.
"Lloyd felt it would be best for him to get back to West Brom to try and make an impact there."
The Harriers boss has now challenged Sam Shilton to cement his place in the side.
Meanwhile, West Brom and Stoke have both failed to overturn sending offs for Andy Johnson and John Eustace respectively.
Both players were sent off for violent conduct during West Brom's 1-0 win at the Hawthorns last month.
But the two clubs failed in their appeal and both players now face three-match bans.