Robins loan striker leaves for Costa Rica

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Alvaro Saborio has returned to Costa Rica after his loan agreement with Bristol City was ended by mutual consent along with his contract at parent club FC Sion.

The striker, who scored twice in 21 appearances for the Robins this season, has gone back to his homeland in order to be with his family.

Boss Gary Johnson told City's official website: "Alvaro's had problems at home and it's been so bad for him that he's asked to cancel his deal here and end his time with FC Sion as well."

Johnson added: "I don't know what the situation is with his family but it certainly affected his training and he lost his form. He became a shadow of himself and if you're not mentally up for the Championship then it stands out like a sore thumb. It must be a big problem to cut your career short and return home."

Peter Styvar, another player who failed to settle at Ashton Gate and subsequently moved out on loan, has now swapped Greek club Skoda Xanthi for Spartak Trnava back in his native Slovakia until the end of the season.

Elsewhere, Cole Skuse has received positive news after the results of an X-ray on his suspected fractured forearm sustained against Leicester on Tuesday night came back all clear.

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