FORMER loan favourite Ashley Eastham has returned to Gigg Lane until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old Blackpool centre-back scored two goals in 27 appearances for the Shakers in their last League One campaign.

He returned to Bloomfield Road, where he has played since May 2009, and has made a further six appearances this season out on loan at Notts County and Fleetwood Town.