MIDDLESBROUGH striker Brad Fewster has returned early from a loan spell at Preston North End, with homesickness at the route of the problem.
The 18-year-old joined League One Preston North End on a youth loan but it has been cut short after less than a fortnight.
Fewster did not feature at the weekend for Simon Grayson’s side and afterwards the manager said the teenager had returned to Boro for ‘personal reasons’ and it is believed homesickness was at the route of the problem.
He was an unused substitute against Yeovil and Shrewsbury for Preston.
Fewster had been on Colin Cooper’s wanted list at Hartlepool United in the summer, the former Pools boss brought several loan players from the Riverside outfit to Victoria Park before he resigned in October.
But the deal was never done and Fewster instead opted to sign for Grayson’s side on loan deadline day.