Clarets defender O’Neill returns to Southend

Burnley players report back for pre-season training at Gawthorpe.
Burnley players report back for pre-season training at Gawthorpe.

Clarets defender Luke O’Neill has returned to League 1 Southend United on loan.

The 24-year-old make one appearance for Phil Brown’s side on loan in January 2014, after suffering a thigh injury on his debut against Chesterfield.

But he has moved back to Roots Hall, after further loan spells with Scunthorpe United and Leyton Orient.

O’Neill, signed by Eddie Howe from Mansfield Town three years ago, made has just two appearances for the Clarets.

O’Neill is pictured behind Lukas Jutkiewicz in pre-season training.