Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce Aaron Cunningham has returned to Croft Park on loan from Hartlepool United for the remainder of the season.
Cunningham, 22, undergoes his second loan spell in Northumberland and provides much-needed cover due to injuries and suspensions in the defence.
Doncaster Rovers loanee Shane Blaney has been hit with a three-match ban following his red card at Chester, while Scott Wilson is sidelined for the next 2-3 weeks.
Additionally, Jack Sanders played his last game for Spartans at the weekend having returned to parent club Wigan Athletic.
Cunningham spent the first-half of the 2018/19 season on loan at Blyth, going on to make 17 appearances and score two goals.
He returned to the National League side and broke into the club’s first-team, where he played six times last season.
This campaign, Cunningham has featured on 11 occasions for Pools but now re-joins Blyth ahead of the final 12 games of the season.
Cunningham will be available for selection when Blyth host Altrincham at Croft Park on Saturday afternoon.
Manager Lee Clark said: “First of all, I would like to thank Jack Sanders for his first-class attitude and performances while he was with us.
“Unfortunately Wigan have recalled him to send him out on loan again to a club closer to them in the North West,
“I wish Jack all the best and thank Wigan Athletic for their help in the deal.
“With Jack going, that left us short in the central defensive areas so I am delighted to have got Aaron Cunningham on board.
“Spartans fans will no need introduction to Aaron, who of course had a successful loan spell here before.
“I thank Hartlepool United for their help on this deal.”