Reece Burke: Recent West Ham starts have been 'magnificent' for me

West Ham United defender Reece Burke has commented on his recent starts for the club's first team.

West Ham United defender Reece Burke has told the club’s website he hopes he’ll continue to get chances to impress in the side.

The teenager has been handed a chance by Sam Allardyce in the club’s last three games and has described the experience as ‘magnificent’ and one which he hopes doesn’t end any time soon.

“I'm delighted. The last three weeks have been absolutely magnificent for me. It means so much. Hopefully I get another start and keep knocking on the door. But I feel like I'm doing alright,” he said.

What’s been one of the most impressive things about Burke’s impact is the calmness and maturity which he has brought to the West Ham back four.

It’s easy to see why a younger player thrown into the pressure of the Premier League could quickly become overawed by the situation, but that’s not a problem with Burke.

He’s embracing the challenge and is surrounded by more experienced players who are taking care of him and ensuring that any small weaknesses in his game aren’t being over exposed.

Since he came into the team for the game against QPR, the Hammers have conceded just one goal, which came over the weekend against Aston Villa.

Clean sheets are vital because with West Ham’s attack struggling, the back four can make their life easier by not giving them more work to do in order to take anything from an important game.

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