JIMMY Oates has been recalled from his loan spell at Hereford FC by parent club Exeter City.

The defender, who has also featured in a more forward role since his return to Edgar Street in January, has made seven appearances and scored on his return at Blyth Spartans.

The 27-year-old has been recalled following an injury crisis at Exeter City.

Head Coach, Marc Richards told the club’s website: “It’s obviously disappointing for us to lose someone of Jimmy’s quality, he has done a great job since coming back on loan.

“However, from his personal point of view, he now has a great opportunity to get a number of Football League games under his belt, so on that front we are really pleased for him.

“I’d like to thank Jimmy for his performances during his spell with us, and I am sure every Bulls fan will join me in wishing him well for the future.”