Burke heads to Bolton on loan

Reece Burke

West Ham United defender Reece Burke has returned to Bolton Wanderers on loan.

The 21-year-old centre back played 15 games for the EFL Championship side in the first half of the season before being recalled by the Hammers ahead of their Emirates FA Cup tie with Shrewsbury Town earlier this month.

He featured in both games against the Shrews, smashing home the winning goal in extra-time of the London Stadium replay, before starting in last weekend’s fourth round game at Wigan Athletic – one of his former loan clubs.

Now, he will link up with Phil Parkinson’s side again for the rest of the campaign as the Macron Stadium club fight to remain in the Championship.

Burke, who has played 15 senior games in Claret and Blue, has gained plenty of experience of first team football in recent seasons from loans at Bradford City, Wigan and now Bolton, where he will hope to impress over the final 18 matches of the Championship season.

The Trotters take on Bristol City at home on Friday night and we wish Reece all the best for the rest of his loan with the Lancashire club.