Southend United move for Burnley defender Luke O'Neill

Burnley defender Luke O'Neill. Credit: PA Images

Southend United have signed Burnley defender Luke O'Neill on an initial 30-day emergency loan deal.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a similar temporary spell at League Two rivals York City earlier in the season, making 16 appearances for the Minstermen.

O'Neill will provide cover for injured Shrimpers captain John White during his time at Roots Hall.