CENTRE back Jonny Spittle has been recalled early from a loan spell at Llandudno as director of football Andy Preece has defensive injury problems ahead of Saturday's Flintshire derby against Gap Connah's Quay.

The 21-year-old made 15 appearances (+3 as sub) for the Seasiders in their first season in the WPL, playing in various partnerships with Mike Williams, Danny Shaw and Michael Johnston and contributing to Town's relatively strong defensive record this season.

"Jonny's done really well for us and he's been a great lad around the place and hopefully he'll go back to Airbus and we've helped him enough so that he can push on and become a regular for them," says Llandudno manager Alan Morgan.

"We as a club would like to wish him all the best for the future."

Spittle had previous spells at Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers and Rochdale before joining Llandudno in September 2013, switching to the Wingmakers in May 2014.

He has made just one full and one sub appearance in the WPL for Airbus to date.