Gaffer praises Eaves important goals for Town
Graham Turner concedes it is a blow to have lost the services of Tom Eaves after the striker was recalled by Bolton Wanderers following a successful loan spell.
The big striker struck six goals in 10 games for Town, the highlight a brilliant hat-trick against Crawley on Easter Monday, but Bolton have now activated a 24 hour recall to take him back to the Reebok for their end of season run in.
Bolton are currently in the play-off places and travel to Leicester City tonight.
"It's obviously a blow," said GT. "His goals have been important to us and have contributed to some decent results over the past few weeks.
"That's been his main asset for us and a big asset it's been.
"We'll miss that firepower up front from him but these things happen and we knew all along that in this second month at some time Bolton would want to take him back and include him in their squad.
"It's unfortunate they've had a couple of injuries and they've taken him back probably sooner than I would have liked.
"They said all along they would like to include him at some time in their Championship side or the squad. The phone calls of Sunday and Monday would indicate there's a possibility of him being at Leicester with them tonight."
Eaves had enjoyed his time at the Greenhous Meadow and GT refused to rule out the possibility of the Liverpudlian maybe returning in the future.
He added: "Tom phoned me just to thank me for bringing him into the club, allowing him to get in the team and score goals, so there's a good relationship there between the player and us and Bolton and us.
"I wouldn't rule out the possibility, certainly if Bolton got into the Premier League, of Tom reappearing here but his goals have been important for us."