West Ham defender Reece Burke to extend Bradford loan

Slaven Bilic

HITC Sport understands West Ham United defender Reece Burke has agreed to extend his loan spell at Bradford City.

Bradford City have extended highly-rated West Ham United defender Reece Burke's loan stay at Valley Parade for a further month, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Burke initially joined Bradford on a one-month deal in August, and Bradford boss Phil Parkinson is keen to keep hold of the talented centre-back with his loan due to expire this weekend.

The England Under-19 international has made four appearances for Bradford during his stint at Valley Parade, scoring one in goal in the win over Oldham and helping the team to keep two clean sheets in those games.

Burke is highly-regarded within the corridors of power at Upton Park, with the defender breaking into the first-team under Sam Allardyce last season.

The 19-year-old made five Premier League appearances last term and is tipped for a bright future with club and country.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is happy to let Burke remain out on loan so that he can gain more experience and get valuable first-team action under his belt before returning to Upton Park ready to challenge for a place in the starting XI.

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