Date: 23rd November 2016 at 3:53pm
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Martin Samuelsen joined Blackburn in what was meant to have been a season-long loan deal from West Ham in August but the former Manchester City youngster has returned to his parent club with this deal ending early.

First-team involvement hadn’t come easily for the Norwegian international as he managed only four games with just the two of them as a starter.

Explaining his exit Owen Coyle told rovers.co.uk he couldn’t give assurances over the amount of football that would be seen being gained at Ewood Park so he returns to West Ham with his best wishes.

‘Martin’s family felt that he wanted to be starting games and at this moment in time we couldn’t guarantee him that. So we agreed that it was in his best interest to return to West Ham. He’s a great lad and we wish him well.’

Samuelsen arrived at Ewood after a previous loan with Peterborough in League 1 last season when Blackburn got the not to signed him after he agreed an extended deal with West Ham prior to the Hammers loaning him to Rovers. Coyle had backed the 19-year-old to come good and get his chance to impress but this isn’t going to be the case.

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