Jake Hesketh completed a late January loan switch away from Southampton. On deadline day, Hesketh joined Milton Keynes Dons in League Two.
Burton Albion had Hesketh on a half-season loan deal for the first part of this campaign and wanted to keep him.
According to The Daily Echo, Southampton wanted some money from Burton to send him back to the League One side.
So instead, Hesketh has had to drop down a division and join League Two promotion hopefuls MK Dons on loan for the rest of the season.
But this move surely hampers his chances of making a Southampton breakthrough in the long-term.
The 22-year-old has only ever played four senior games for the Saints and this was a big season for him.
With Ralph Hasenhuttl taking over from Mark Hughes, Hesketh returned to Southampton in January with a fresh chance.
Having picked up three goals and two assists for Burton, the Southampton academy product would have hoped to either impress or be given another chance to show what he can do on loan.
But dropping down to League Two surely reduces his chances of stepping up three divisions the following year.
The midfield starlet’s contract runs until 2021 but his first-team opportunities at Southampton look slim.