Oxford United manager Chris Wilder has recalled midfielder Adam Chapman from his loan spell at Newport County.
The two clubs had agreed to extend Chapman's initial month-long loan.
However, the U's have now opted to recall the 22-year-old after captain Jake Wright missed Saturday's draw with Macclesfield with a back problem.
"Adam has done very well for Newport and has been playing, which is precisely what he needed to get fitter and sharper," said Wilder.
"We will wait to see how serious Jake's injury is but we want to keep every option open at such a busy time in the season," explained Wilder, whose side face leaders Swindon Town on Saturday.