Doncaster Rovers were last night close to sealing a loan deal to sign Watford teenage striker Uche Ikpeazu.
The powerful striker extended his loan at Crewe Alexandra at the start of the week, only to be recalled by the Hornets yesterday morning, to the surprise of the Cheshire club.
Ikpeazu hit two goals in eight games for the Railwaymen, including their goal in the 1-1 draw with Doncaster in November.
Midfielder Marc de Val Fernandez has been released by Rovers. The former Real Madrid trainee made 21 appearances for the club.