Uche Ikpeazu has returned to Watford after his loan at Doncaster Rovers was brought to a premature end.

The powerful 20-year-old striker joined Rovers in January until the end of the current campaign following a successful spell at fellow League One club Crewe Alexandra.

After agreeing the loan deal, Doncaster claimed they had the option of signing Ikpeazu on a permanent basis in the summer.

However, Watford Observer was told by a Hornets club source that no such agreement was in place and the move was simply a loan.

During his short stay with Doncaster, Ikpeazu made seven appearances but only three of those were starts. He failed to find the net for the club.