STOKE CITY have confirmed that attacker Abdallah Sima has returned to Albion following the end of his loan deal.

Sima joined Albion on deadline day last summer and was immediately loaned out to the Potters in the Championship.

The 20-year-old struggled to make an impact in the midlands as he only made four appearances for the Stoke City first-team as his game time was limited due to injury.

Sima did enjoy a better time in the under 23s as he scored four goals in five games.

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The Championship side finished 14th and have wished Sima "well" for the future along with other players that have seen their loans come to an end.

A club statement said: "The club can also confirm that loanees Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Jaden Philogene-Bidace, Romaine Sawyers, Josh Maja, Liam Moore and Abdallah Sima have returned to their respective clubs.

"We thank them for their contributions and wish them well for the future."

There was a lot of promise around Sima when he joined Albion as he had previously been linked with £20 million moves to Manchester United and West Ham and fans were excited when he was signed for a fee believed to be around £7 million.

The club will now have to make their own assessments of the player in the summer and decide if he should try his luck at another loan or be kept at the club.