Bucks see in-form hitman depart

Buxton v Grantham. No 10 Liam Hardy.

Buxton v Grantham. No 10 Liam Hardy.

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Buxton were dealt a blow last night after hotshot striker Liam Hardy’s loan spell was cut short.

Hardy, who joined from Harrogate Town last month, bagged seven goals in nine appearances during a prolific stint with the Bucks.

His spell was extended earlier this month until the end of the campaign, but the Skrill North outfit put in their request for a recall on Wednesday evening.

Hardy tweeted shortly after, saying: “Thanks to everybody at Buxton FC, enjoyed it! Good people and good lads! All the best for the rest of the season!”

The departure of the striker is a blow to Martin McIntosh, who may now dip into the transfer market before the non-league deadline later today (5pm).

Buxton host relegation-threatened Stafford on Saturday.