WANDERERS have called-off their pursuit of ex-Watford striker Obi Ogo.

The 19-year-old had been on trial at the Macron Stadium for a month but the Whites have decided against offering him a permanent contract.

Ogo was released at Vicarage Road in the summer after failing to make the first team grade but made an impact early on for David Lee’s Under-23s, scoring against Bristol City.

He played another two games for the development squad but was absent from the line-up for Monday night’s 3-1 defeat against Nottingham Forest.

It had been heavily rumoured that Wanderers were looking to sign a free agent striker during the international break but the club confirmed yesterday no deals were close to being completed.

Wanderers did hand a trial to ex-Arsenal and Southampton youth teamer Chris Regis, who played 90 minutes in midfield.

A former England Under-17s international, Regis had been on the books of Colchester United until the start of this year when he was released at Layer Road. Since then he has looked to kick-start his career at Sittingbourne in the Isthmian League.

Wanderers are short on numbers at Under-23 level and had to promote a number of the Under-18s to fill their bench on Monday night, just 48 hours after they had played against Crewe.

Stephen Darby also dropped down from the first team squad for his first football since returning from a hamstring injury.

The full-back has been out for the last month after suffering the problem in the home defeat against Middlesbrough.

Josh Cullen also re-joins the Wanderers ranks today after two games on international duty with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s.

The on-loan West Ham midfielder was praised by his national team boss Noel King after victories over Norway and Israel in European Championship qualifying.

“I’m always impressed with Josh, he’s our captain, he leads by example,” he told the Irish press. “He’s technically very good, tackles everybody, he’s going to make a big career in football and we’re delighted to have him.”