Rather than extending his loan deal, Crystal Palace youngster Hiram Boateng has returned to his parent club ‘for the time being’.

Crystal Palace made Plymouth aware that Boateng is now part of the plans for the first-team, but Argyle boss Derek Adams hasn’t re-loaning the young midfielder in the future.

It was only recently that Boateng returned for Plymouth’s training following an ankle ligament injury that he picked up. Adams has made it clear that he’ll keep in close contact with the Premiere League side to monitor the midfielder’s progress and if he isn’t being used, he’ll not hesitate in going back in for him.

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Mark Bright, who was employed by the club when Alan Pardew was appointed to monitor the progress of the youth, is another member of staff that Adams will be in regular contact with.

Boateng signed for Plymouth Argyle at the start of the season, with the loan due to expire on January 2nd. Bright watched the youngster in action when Plymouth were in action against AFC Wimbledon, with the visitors picking up a 2-3 win at the Kingsmeadow Stadium.