Craig Beattie has returned to West Bromwich Albion after being ruled out of the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury.
The Scotland international joined Preston North End on loan at the start of the month, but lasted just 38 minutes of his debut against Leicester City.
He has now gone back to the Hawthorns to receive treatment on the injury and West Brom boss Tony Mowbray admits it is unfortunate for the striker.
"Beattie's injury dictates he won't play in the remaining league fixtures, so he is back here rehabilitating and having his injury looked after," said Mowbray.
"It is unfortunate for Craig that he has gone out to get some game time and got injured.
"That happens. It is part and parcel of football and is the gamble for any club when you let players out on loan."
Prior to his move to Deepdale, Beattie had scored three goals in 21 Championship appearances for West Brom this season, but he had only started on six occasions.