Leyton Orient manager Geraint Williams has expressed his disappointment at losing loan star Nicky Adams.
The Leicester City winger has impressed for The Os, but Nigel Pearson has now recalled him to the Walkers Stadium.
Williams was keen on extending the 23-year-old's stay at Brisbane Road, although the decision has been taken out of his hands.
The Os are also losing Matthew Briggs back to Fulham and Williams has thanked both teams for allowing the duo to join in the first place.
"Nicky has been fantastic and he's enjoyed his time down here," said Williams.
"He wanted to stay and we wanted him to stay but Leicester, as is their right, wanted to recall him.
"Matthew came in and played in the win over Yeovil, which was pivotal to the start we've had this year, and he's kept the centre halves on their toes.
"We thank Fulham and Leicester and we wish both lads all the best, but it may be that if something changes here or at their clubs, we try to get them back, which we'd love to do."