Scotland captain Rachel Corsie has had her loan spell with Birmingham City cut short and is returning to the USA, manager Carla Ward has confirmed.
The 31-year-old defender joined until the end of January but has been recalled by Utah Royals, who were taken over by Kansas City last month.
Ward said the Women's Super League side wanted to keep Corsie "long term".
"Rachel is not in the building and hasn't been all week. She is on her way back," she added.
"We are just waiting on paperwork between the two but she is certainly not selectable. If she was, she would be playing.
"Naturally, we would want Corsie long term. She has been exceptional for us and someone I've loved working with."
Corsie had played in seven of Blues' eight WSL matches this season.
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