OWEN Coyle says outside influences played a part in his decision to cut short Martin Samuelsen’s loan deal from West Ham.

The Norway international saw his season-long loan deal end this week after just four appearances in a Blackburn Rovers shirt since arriving on loan in August.

The 19-year-old played just 70 minutes of Championship football for Rovers, and an hour in the EFL Cup defeat to Leeds, before Coyle took the decision to end the loan spell following a chat with the winger.

Coyle said Samuelsen, and his family, felt he should be playing more regularly for the club, with the manager stating that no-one has a guaranteed place in his starting line-up.

“I cut the loan short,” Coyle revealed. “It’s very simple, Martin is a lovely young man, a talented man, but I think there was pressure from his family through to Martin who felt he should he starting every week in our team.

“We had a really good chat about it, I told him very honestly that I can’t guarantee with any player that they are going to start every week.

“It’s a fair fight for them all to be in the team, and with that in mind, I stressed that we only want players at Blackburn Rovers who want to be a part of what we’re doing.

“We both felt that it would be in his interests to go back to West Ham, play some games for the under-23s, which he can do until January, and then kick on from there.

“I do believe that in time Martin will have a very good career, he’s a talented player, but I think there is an element with young players that we operate in probably the fifth or sixth biggest league in Europe so you’re playing against quality players each week.

“So there’s no given, no matter who you are or where you’ve come from, that you will go in to the team.”