West Ham defender Reece Burke is being lined up by Coventry City on loan this January, according to the Coventry Telegraph.

The 19-year-old centre-back enjoyed a very successful loan spell during the first half of the season with League One side Bradford City where he was a first-team regular and scored his first senior goal, but that deal has come to an end this January.

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An England youth international, Burke broke into the West Ham first-team set-up towards the end of last season, and was again heaviliy featured in pre-season as well as in West Ham’s Europa League qualification campaign, where he was mainly reployed at right-back where he continued to impress.

West Ham are pretty loaded in terms of centre-back options at the club, with the lieks of Angelo Ogbonna, James Tomkins and James Collins readily available, as well as Winston Reid being well on the way back from injury.

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You also have Doneil Henry and Reece Oxford who can fill in at the heart of the defence when called upon, making opportunities for Burke very hard to come by in the immediate future.

Coventry boss Tony Mowbray address reports of his side’s interest in Burke:

I don’t like talking about other people’s players. He’s a West Ham player who has been at Bradford. We’re just looking at all options and I have looked at maybe four centre-halves this morning.

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