By London correspondent Tony Hughes

West Ham sensation Martin Samuelsen has returned to the club after his loan spell at Peterborough was cut short, it was announced on Friday afternoon.

The 19-year-old has spent most of the season on loan at the League One club and was due to stay until the end of the campaign.

But West Ham have revealed via their official Twitter account that the highly rated young midfielder is back training at Upton Park.

It is unclear whether the Londoners have made the move due to injury problems or to fast-track the highly rated youngster into their first-team squad.

Norway Under-21 international Samuelsen has been earmarked as one of the outstanding young players at West Ham.

Under-21s manager Terry Westley has named the midfielder, along with Reece Burke and Josh Cullen, as academy players who should be knocking on the first team door next season.

Samuelsen had been on loan at Peterborough since November, while Burke and Cullen, both 19, are on loan at Bradford.

Westley is convinced the trio are ready to make the step up to Premier League football if they continue to develop as expected.

He said last month: “Lewis Page at Cambridge, Josh Cullen and Reece Burke at Bradford, Martin Samuelsen at Peterborough, they’ve all had great experiences that will stand them in good stead to progress next season.

“Some of them will be ready for the first team and for Slaven [Bilic] and will be able to help.”

Westley claims loan moves suits some players, while others benefit from graduating straight from the Academy to the first team.

“I think Samuelsen, Cullen and Burke, after a loan in the Football League, have got to prove next pre-season that they’re ready to help the first team and help the manager.”