Tiago Cukur has returned to Watford after his loan spell at Doncaster Rovers was cut short.

The Turkish youngster joined the Hornets last January as a free agent following his release by AZ Alkmaar.

He was then sent out on loan to Doncaster in the summer on a season-long deal, but that has now been ended by the League One side.

They confirmed his departure on their website, with a statement that reads: "Rovers can confirm that Turkish forward Tiago Cukur has returned to parent club Watford.

"The club have taken the option to bring the 19-year-old’s loan to an end following one goal in 26 appearances this season."

Cukur's current contract with Watford expires this summer, should the club choose not to take up the option of a further year.

Following his arrival last year, academy coach Omer Riza said: “We had a look at him and from the first minute we clapped eyes on him, we saw the qualities he had. He can hold it up well, he's got a great touch under pressure, is a really good size at 6ft 3in and is good in the air.

“He can make a pass with his head, like Troy Deeney does, and you can count on him to finish. He needs work, like all young players do, but he could be a really good prospect for this club.”