Dogukan Sinik struggled to settle in England after joining Hull City from Turkish Super Lig side Antalyaspor in the summer, according to Hull City head coach Liam Rosenior..
Sinik has now returned to Antalya on loan for the remainder of the season after Rosenior sanctioned his departure from City, where he had only started twice in the Championship this season.
The winger, who joined after Keane Lewis-Potter left for Brentford, was injured in one of his first training sessions and missed the rest of his time in East Yorkshire.
Since his return, the 23-year-old has struggled for regular football and has not started any of the nine games Rosenior has been in charge of. He is eager to play games in order to keep his place in Stefan Kuntz’s national squad, which the City manager understands.
“Like Brandon (Fleming), another really, really nice lad,” Rosenior explained to Hull Live. “I think he found it difficult because coming to England is a complete cultural change for him.
I believe he found the style of football difficult, as well as the sheer intensity of the Championship, and he had an injury to begin with, which hampered his adjustment and acclimatisation..
“He’s got a massive amount of quality, some of the things he does in training are unbelievable but it got to a point with him where he needed to play games..
“He’s been selected for Turkiye and what I couldn’t do was guarantee him game time here. I don’t want anyone’s career to be cut short; I want them to feel valued and motivated to play.
“He’ll come back in the summer, he’s still our player, we’ll keep tabs on him and see how he does..
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