Peterborough United boss Graham Westley raves about West Ham United midfielder Martin Samuelsen's potential and ability

Peterborough United have signed Martin Samuelsen on loan from West Ham United until January.

Peterborough United boss Graham Westley has told the Peterborough Evening Telegraph that is delighted to have West Ham United youngster Martin Sameulsen in his squad.

West Ham have agreed to loan the 18-year-old to Posh until January, and the attacking midfielder has made a positive initial impression.

Samuelsen came off the bench to make his Peterborough debut during their match against Scunthorpe United two weekends’ ago, and he set-up a goal in a resounding 4-0 victory.

And Westley said: “Martin will be back in our squad [for Posh’s match against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday].

“I am delighted about that as we have a quality player on our hands. There is no doubt in my mind that he is a Premier League star of the future.

“It’s not just about having talent though. Martin has shown in his short time with us that he has the character and the strength to cope with playing against experienced Football League players.

“He has fitted into the group very impressively. It’s a shame he couldn’t play in the FA Cup, but West Ham are just keeping an eye on him right now.”

Samuelsen actually played for West Ham’s under-21 side on Monday, and he scored during that contest.

He will return to training with Posh today, though, as the League One outfit step-up their preparations for Shrewsbury’s visit to the ABAX Stadium on Saturday.

Samuelsen faces a tricky task to break into Posh’s starting line-up for that match, as the side have scored so freely of late.

Peterborough are the top-scoring side in England, and they have won their last six matches in all competitions.

Posh do have high hopes for Samuelsen’s time with them, though, and the Peterborough Evening Telegraph claim that talks over a loan extension will start soon.

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