Reece Burke sends emotional message to Bradford City on Twitter

West Ham's Reece Burke in action

Reece Burke is returning to West Ham United from a loan spell at Bradford City.

West Ham's Reece Burke in action

West Ham United youngster Reece Burke has taken to social networking site Twitter to send an emotional message to Bradford City.

The 19-year-old defender is returning to his parent club West Ham after spending the 2015-16 season on loan at League One outfit Bradford.

The England Under-20 international, who is very highly rated and could feature for the Hammers’ first team on a regular basis in the coming years, enjoyed a productive loan spell at the Coral Windows Stadium.

West Ham's Reece Burke in action with Burnley's Danny Ings

Bradford finished as high as fifth in the League One table and qualified for the playoffs this past season.

Phil Parkinson’s side will remain in League One next season, though, as they failed to get the better of Millwall in the playoffs.

Bradford City's Reece Burke and James Meredith celebrate after the final whistle

Burke has expressed his disappointment at Bradford’s failure to get promoted to the Championship, but he is happy overall with his time at the club.

Burke is a talented young defender, and he will be aiming to break into the West Ham first team next season.

It will not be easy for the English youngster due to the competition for places, and he should make the most of pre-season training to impress manager Slaven Bilic.

Norwich City's Vadis Odjidja Ofoe in action with West Hams' Reece Burke

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