DEFENDER Steve Tomassen says he will use his loan spell with the Wingmakers to 'refresh his mind'.

And he is hoping to make a return to Tamworth in time to help them in the National North play-offs if required.

Tomassen has returned to Airbus until the end of the Welsh Premier League season but told the Tamworth Herald: "It finishes a couple of weeks before the end of the National North season. So there is still a possibility that I could come back to Tamworth and help them, should they get into the play-offs.

"That's still open for me, you never know, as long as the gaffer (Andy Morrell) and Mike (Fowler) want me involved. I think we just felt that a loan move was the right thing for me at the moment and it benefits everyone.

"From Tamworth's point of view, it helps the gaffer freshen up his squad a little bit and bring a couple of faces in. For me, Airbus is only five miles from my house and it's a chance for me to go out and get some regular games. I need to go out and refresh my mind a bit and get some confidence.

"It can be hard when you are travelling 600 miles a week and not playing. It can affect your performances."

Tomassen admitted it has been a frustrating campaign for him, having received Morrell's player of the year honour last season. "I had a secure place in the side last season and I felt that I played the best football of my career so far," he said.

"It was a very good season and confidence was high. But this year has been frustrating. I thought I started okay but then Jonah (Luke Jones) and Jack Lane came in and played well and I lost my place.

"I had to reset and go again but it has not been my season so far. It happens sometimes. I have been on loan at the club before, when I was at Wrexham, so they know me around the place.

"They are in a bit of a dogfight at the bottom right now but hopefully I can do my bit to keep them up.

"As I say, I need games really, to try and play myself back into form and I am looking forward to the challenge.

"Hopefully the loan will go well and then I can potentially come back and help Tamworth at the end of the season."

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