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Report: Anatole Abang's trial at Silkeborg was unsuccessful

He's on his way back to Hobro.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Midtjyllands Avis reports that Anatole Abang's trial at Danish Superliga outfit Silkeborg IF is over. The player has been sent back to second-tier Hobro, the Danish club to which he has been loaned by New York Red Bulls until the summer of 2017.

Silkeborg manager Peter Sorensen offered a straightforward explanation for the decision to allow both Abang and fellow trialist Emmanuel Mensah to move on:

We sent them home. These are good players, but the ones we need to have in, must be better than that. We have the money that is needed if we find the right player, but I worry about using them on players who are not good enough

Unless he has another trial lined up, Abang will have to return his focus to impressing Hobro's new head coach, Thomas Thomasberg, and helping his current club win promotion to Denmark's Superliga for the 2017-18 season.

Hobro's next winter-break friendly is scheduled for January 25.