Richard Eckersley returns to Burnley FC

Richard Eckersley has returned to Burnley from Bradford City
Richard Eckersley has returned to Burnley from Bradford City

Richard Eckersley has returned to Burnley following the end of his three-month loan spell with Bradford City.

The Clarets defender made 12 appearances with the Bantams after linking up with the League Two side in mid-November.

Eckersley, who cost Burnley £500,000 from Manchester United in the summer of 2009, has yet to start a league game for the Clarets, making just three Carling Cup and one FA Cup appearances.

The 21-year-old finished last season on loan at Plymouth Argyle, where he played seven games.