The Papua New Guinea Hunters have made it clear there will be no fast return for Kumuls winger Gary Lo, as he seeks to rejoin the team for the 2015 Queensland Cup.
Lo was the top tryscorer in the Hunters debut campaign last year, with 24.
But he left the team in controversial circumstances in October to sign for English side Gateshead Thunder, alongside fellow PNG players Mark Mexico, Charlie Wabo and Jason Tali.
The 21 year old returned to PNG last week after struggling to adapt to his new environment.
He apologised for the way he departed, saying he felt uneasy about leaving and made the wrong decision.
Gary Lo says he wants to be a part of the Hunters team again but in a statement the club says any return will come through the Digicel Cup domestic competition, where the coaching staff will assess his performance and attitude.