The former Boston United and Stevenage Borough man was reported to have been in talks with another Football League club - against the terms of his deal at Edgeley Park.
Elding retuned to the side for the trip to Milton Keynes at the weekend and showed exactly why why the club board feel so precious about their front man.
The Hatters top scorer netted his eighth of the season to set the ball rolling in a morale boosting win over Paul Ince's men.
Anthony Pilkington added second but it was not to deny an afternoon that belonged to Elding.
His performace well and truly answered his critics.
You cannot question his loyalty to the club after a performance like that.