Tranmere have welcomed winger Ben Tollitt back in to the fold this week after the player returned from a three-month loan with Wrexham.
Tollitt was loaned out in December after found first team opportunities hard to come by at Prenton Park this season. After an injury-hit couple of years, the player was in desperate need of some match time to get his sharpness and confidence back.
He returns to the club having seemingly done just that. Despite bizarrely having to sit on the sideline while Graham Barrow was manager, the arrival of former Birmingham City midfielder Brian Hughes as boss sparked a change in fortunes.
Tollitt returns to Rovers having scored four goals in 13 appearances for the National League promotion-chasers and become a firm favourite with the Racecourse Ground faithful. His confidence has returned and he could present an interesting option for Tranmere boss Micky Mellon.
He won’t walk back in to the team given the outstanding current form, but the player will be aiming to at least secure a place on the bench during the final weeks of the season. From there, his pace and direct style of wing play could provide a different option for Rovers if they’re needing to change a game.
The former Portsmouth man is out of contract at Prenton Park in the summer and its thought that Wrexham will be keen to explore a permanent deal, while there may also be interest from AFC Fylde who previously expressed an interest in signing him.
However, that must wait until the summer. Tollitt could have an important role to play as Rovers chase promotion back to League One.
Welcome back, Ben.