Walsall FC can confirm that West Bromwich Albion centre-back Jack Fitzwater will spend the rest of the season on loan with the Saddlers.
The 21-year-old made 25 appearances for Walsall this season before being recalled by Albion earlier this month so Baggies boss Darren Moore could run the rule over him.
The young defender was an unused substitute for their FA Cup ties with Wigan and Brighton and recently flew out to Dubai for a warm weather training camp.
“We are really pleased to have Jack back,” said manager Dean Keates.
“We never wanted him to go back to Albion in the first place but fully understood their reasons why.
“He was involved in the FA Cup and we had hoped he would make an immediate return.
“Albion informed us they were spending a period of time in Dubai for warm weather training and Jack would be part of that group. We spoke to Darren [Moore] and again fully understood their decision.
“Jack now rejoins the group ahead of the game with Rochdale and will add further competition to the centre-half role, with Jon [Guthrie], Connor [Johnson] and Dan [Scarr] all fighting for a place in the first team.
“We’re grateful that West Brom have allowed Jack to come back and we’re looking forward to having him back in the group.”