Adam Senior has been recalled from his loan spell at Chorley to finish the season back with Wanderers.
Senior joined the Magpies towards the end of January and made five appearances for the play-off chasing National League North side.
The 20-year-old secured two man-of-the-match awards during his stay at Victory Park but now returns to the Whites for the end-of-season run-in and will provide a further defensive option in the absence of Gethin Jones, who is being given time off with his family following the loss of his mum, Karen.
“With Gethin being away we’re a bit light in that area so Adam will come back now for the rest of the season,” confirmed Whites’ boss Ian Evatt.
“He’s done well again away at Chorley and he will be back with us and will get an opportunity at some stage.”
Senior made two League One starts at right-back for Wanderers either side of Christmas after loan stays with Ashton United and York City earlier this season.
His return will boost numbers in the absence of Jones, with Elias Kachunga also close to making a comeback.
Kachunga has been absent since early January with a torn thigh muscle.
But the forward returned to full training for the first time today (Thursday) and will shortly be back in contention for a place in the Whites’ match-day squad.
“Kacha is a big player for us a big personality. It’s great to have him back on the training ground,” added Evatt ahead of the Whites' weekend trip to Gillingham.
“He’s trained really well today. Saturday will come too soon but he’s going to get there pretty quickly and give us a good option.”