Brady Hickey has left Vanarama National League North club Nuneaton Town to re-join former side Barwell on a permanent deal.
Nuneaton finally completed the signing of the hot prospect from the Devo-Stik League Premier outfit in June.
The attack-minded midfielder had been in impressive form over the past two seasons after joining Barwell from St Andrews.
His progression had been such that numerous Football League clubs had been monitoring him, whilst he had also been on trial with Leicester City.
But things did not go to plan as he saw his place in the team disappear when former boss Tommy Wright moved to Darlington.
For the new Nuneaton manager Dino Maamria, the decision to release Hickey was one that did not give him sleepless nights. He told the Coventry Telegraph: “I just did not know the boy. He never really stepped up when I took over and he has spent most of that time out on loan at Barwell. When we had a couple of suspensions over Christmas I did try and get him back, but he wanted to stay and play some football. It was easy then to allow him to stay there and do that.”
Speaking after his initial loan deal back to Barwell, Hickey said: “Things started well for me, but things have been a different around the place of late. I wasn’t getting a look-in then and I am a young lad and just want to play if I am being honest. When the chance for me to come on loan came up I was delighted. I want to do well at Barwell, I’ve set myself a target of ten goals in the three months I am there. The main aim, though, is just to play football again and get back to enjoying myself on the pitch”.