MARC Pugh has returned to Cherries after his loan spell at Hull City had been cut short through injury.

The winger sustained a broken toe in the Championship outfit’s 3-0 home defeat to Sheffield United on Monday.

He will miss the Tigers’ clashes with Swansea and Bristol City.

Hull boss Nigel Adkins said: “Marc broke his toe in the first few minutes of the Sheffield United game. That injury has unfortunately ruled him out for the rest of the season.

“As a result, he’s said his goodbyes to everyone at the training ground this morning and returned to his parent club Bournemouth.

“We thank Marc for all his efforts and all his hard work. He’s a great character and a great professional. I can’t speak highly enough of him. We wish him well in the future.”

Pugh, who is out of contract at Vitality Stadium this summer, played 14 times for Hull in a three-month spell.

He scored three times, finding the net in games against Millwall, Norwich and Reading.

A post on the Bacup-born star’s twitter read: “Thank you to all the players, staff and fans at @HullCity for making me feel so welcome over the last few months.

“Gutted I’m missing the last two games of the season, but loved my time at the club.”