Striker Adi Yussuf is back at Solihull Moors on a short term loan from Blackpool, less than three months after leaving the National League club for the Seasiders.
The 27-year-old, who left the SportNation.bet Stadium for the Fylde coast in the summer when his Moors contract expired, returns until January 5th 2020. Subject to FA approval, he will be eligible to lune up against Yeovil Town on Saturday.
Yet to make a competitive appearance in League One for the Bloomfield Road outfit, the forward been due to sign for Macclesfield Town on transfer deadline day before the deal collapsed.
Yussuf was top scorer with 21 in all competitions last season as Solihull Moors secured the runners-up spot in the National League. Two of those goals came against Blackpool in the FA Cup, when the Seasiders needed a 3-2 win in a second round replay to progress.
The forward told the club’s fans he was thrilled to return in a statement on the club’s website on Tuesday.
“I feel good,” he said. “After the season I had last season, I got the move to Blackpool. A new manager came in, brought in his own players and I went down the pecking order.
“Instead of just sitting around, I thought to go and get some game time and there’s no better place to come back to. I’ve come here to work hard. I need to prove to Blackpool that I’m good enough, I’m still fit and that I can score goals.
“Hopefully I can get some minutes and get my head down. It was an easy decision to come back here and get my minutes until January. The fans showed me a lot of love last season and all I can do is pay them back by scoring goals and winning games.”
Manager Tim Flowers said: “We’re delighted to have Adi back for a short period of time. He made the jump up to League One at the end of last season and that was a reflection of all his hard work. However, due to the managerial situation and different ideas, he has found himself out of the picture at Blackpool.
“We are bare bones all over pitch at the moment, not just up front. We need to get some bodies in, and Adi was open to coming. We welcome him back with open arms and hope he continues with where he left off from last season.”