Southend United can confirm Layton Ndukwu has returned to Leicester City after the two club's agreed to end his season-long loan early.
The 21-year-old made a total of 10 appearances for Blues after joining in the summer.
Sol Campbell said: "He's a great lad, but it's been tough for him since he arrived. He's back with Leicester, a great training ground, he's near his family and friends and it's about him being comfortable in that environment and I'm sure he's going to have a fantastic career.
"He might go on loan again or he might stay in the U23s there, I'm not sure, but he's back home and they can monitor him and they can take it from there."
We wish Layton the best of luck for the future.