SWANSEA City have cut short Adam King’s loan spell at Southend United.

The 21-year-old midfielder struggled to establish himself with the Shrimpers during the first half of the season.

And Blues boss Phil Brown has now agreed to let him return to the Premier League club.

“We got a phone call from Swansea’s academy and they were disappointed Adam hasn’t been in the starting line-up more so he’s going back there now,” said Brown.

“We believed whether or not he was in the starting line-up he was still involved in first team football and I’m sure the experience he’s got here over the past few months will be priceless for him and his career on his return there.

“But he goes with our blessing and we wish him all the best for the future.”

King joined the Shrimpers on a season long loan in the summer and featured in the first nine games of the season.

However, the Scotsman lost his place in the side following a 4-0 defeat at Scunthorpe United in September.

And, with Ryan Leonard and Anthony Wordsworth establishing themselves as the first choice pairing in midfield, King took to the pitch just twice in the next 22 games.

Both of those appearances came in the Checkatrade Trophy with the Shrimpers’ 4-0 defeat at Stevenage in early November proving to be his final game for the club.