Stevenage recall Michael Thalassitis from Hayes & Yeading

Stevenage have recalled striker Michael Thalassitis early from a loan spell with Hayes & Yeading.

The 19-year-old was scheduled to spend a further month with the Blue Square Bet Premier club.

But after scoring three goals in five games, Boro boss Gary Smith decided to bring him back to the Lamex Stadium.

Thalassitis has only made one first-team appearance for Stevenage, coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 defeat by MK Dons last August.

But he will provide an extra option for Smith after the team failed to score in either of their last two League One fixtures.

Although born in England, Thalassitis was recently named in the Cyprus Under-19 squad.