Adam Senior has been recalled from his loan spell at Chorley to end the season with Wanderers.
Senior joined the Magpies towards the end of January and made five appearances for the play-off chasing the National League North team.
The 20-year-old picked up two man of the match awards during his time at Victory Park but is now returning to the Whites for the end-of-season run-in and will provide another defensive option in Gethin’s absence. Jones, who has time off with her family following the loss of her mother, Karen.
“With Gethin out we’re a bit light in that area so Adam will now be back for the rest of the season,” confirmed Whites boss Ian Evatt.
“He did well again at Chorley and he will be back with us and have an opportunity at some point.”
Senior made two Ligue 1 starts at right-back for Wanderers either side of Christmas following loan spells with Ashton United and York City earlier this season.
His return will boost the numbers in Jones’ absence, with Elias Kachunga also set to make a comeback.
Kachunga has been out since early January with a torn thigh muscle.
But the striker returned to full training for the first time today (Thursday) and will soon be back in contention for a place in the White squad on matchday.
“Kacha is a great player for us, a great personality. It’s great to have him back on the training ground,” added Evatt ahead of the Whites’ weekend at Gillingham.
“He trained very well today. Saturday will come too soon but he will get there fast enough and give us a good option.