Defender Festus Arthur has left Barrow AFC after being recalled by parent club Hull City.

The Bluebirds have confirmed that the 21-year-old is returning to Humberside.

Arthur departs Holker Street after 15 appearances for Mark Cooper's side.

Former Stockport man Arthur joined on a season-long loan on the eve of the season.

But the deal has now been cut short as Arthur heads back to Hull, who sit 19th in the Championship.

Arthur made nine league appearances, including four starts, under Cooper, along with six cup outings.

His sixth Barrow outing brought his first goal in the 2-2 Papa John's Trophy draw at Accrington Stanley.

His last appearance came in the 5-4 FA Cup defeat at Barnsley, when Arthur came off the bench late in the third round tie.

He was not in the squad for last weekend's 2-0 league win at Colchester.

Manager Cooper said: “I would like to thank Festus for all his efforts during his time with the club.

“I would also thank Hull City for allowing him to come to Barrow in the first place and we wish them and Festus all the very best for the future.”

It remains to be seen whether Cooper will look to replace Arthur with another move in the transfer market.

The Bluebirds boss has already brought in frontmen Will Harris and Jacob Wakeling on loan, along with Anthony Glennon, whilst loaning out Offrande Zanzala to Exeter City and Scott Moloney to South Shields.