Jayden Stockley's proposed loan move from Bournemouth to Aldershot has fallen through.
The striker, 18, had spent this week training with the Shots and was tipped to join the League Two club - who have scored one goal in their last eight games - until the end of the season.
But the move has now been shelved and although a deal for another striker is not yet understood to have been agreed, Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth is believed to be keen to bring in a permanent new frontman rather than a loanee.
Stockley, who scored three times during a recent two-month spell with Accrington, said: "I was ready to go there on loan and then they've signed another striker and the manager here decided he wanted me to stay down at Bournemouth.
"It didn't come off so now I'm more than happy to be here and I'll keep working hard. I just want to be playing football and I think I can get myself into the Bournemouth team with the way I'm playing and the way I'm training at the moment."
Striker Reece Connolly is set to return to Aldershot on Monday having been recalled from his loan spell at non-league Farnborough, with forward Michael Rankine and midfielder Alex Rodman now ruled out for the rest of the season.