Marcus Tudgay has returned to Nottingham Forest with no chance of an extended loan deal after he broke his collarbone in the Reds 3-1 defeat against Blackburn.
The 29-year-old has been a breath of fresh air in a disastrous campaign so far which has seen the Reds win just five games all season and enter 2013 bottom of the league.
Tudgay has netted three goals in nine appearances since joining from Forest in November but after sustaining the injury in a clash with Blackburn keeper Jake Kean in the defeat which cost Keith Hill his job, he has returned to his parent club.
Akos Buzsaky and Jonathan Greening have also both returned to their clubs. It is unlikely either will return to Oakwell after the removal of the man who brought them to the club on loan.
Meanwhile, the directors will meet tomorrow to discuss the applications for the vacant managerial post at Oakwell. Caretaker David Flitcroft, who, with the assistance of ex-Fleetwood boss Micky Mellon, oversaw the 2-1 defeat at relegation rivals Peterborough on New Years' Day remains the bookies favourite, but it remains to be seen whether he will be the club's choice.
The club don't expect to name a successor to Hill before Saturday's FA Cup clash with Burnley at Oakwell, but hope to have their man in place in time for the Yorkshire derby with Leeds United on January 12th.