Transfer window: Southend United sign Burnley's Luke O'Neill on loan

Luke O'Neill

League Two Southend United have signed Burnley defender Luke O'Neill on a 30-day emergency loan.

The 22-year-old played 16 times while on loan at York in the first half of this season and will act as cover for John White, who has a shoulder injury.

"I'm delighted to have Luke as we're in need of cover at right-back," Shrimpers boss Phil Brown told the club website.

"Ryan Leonard filled in at Plymouth and did a good job, but we missed him in the midfield."

A former Leicester academy player, O'Neill joined Burnley in June 2012 and has played two games for the Clarets.

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