Kayode Odejayi has returned to Barnsley following the end of his month-long loan deal at Scunthorpe.
The 27-year-old made six appearances for the Iron, scoring one goal in a 1-1 draw with Walsall.
He was originally taken to Glanford Park to provide cover for the injured Ben May.
But now, with May fit again, Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins has decided against extending Odejayi's time with the League One club.
"Big Kay is going back to Barnsley and we thank him very much for all his efforts," Adkins told his club's official website.
"He's been unfortunate but Ben May is now fit again so it all ties in nicely.
"Barnsley are in a relegation battle and need all their players available. Kay has been outstanding and has been a model professional."