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Bradford fans liken West Ham youngster Reece Burke to England ace Stones

West Ham United could have a world beater on their hands in Reece Burke.

The young defender has quickly won over Bradford City fans after moving on-loan to Valley Parade last month.

Burke struck for the Bantams in victory over Oldham Athletic on Saturday, so ending the Latics' unbeaten start to the season.

Bradford supporter Stephen Firth sees a lot of Everton and England defender John Stones in Burke and tips him for big things.

Burke could make his England U20 debut tonight against the Czech Republic.

The centre-half could've skipped Bradford's win on Saturday, but delayed joining up with Keith Downing's England squad to play his part in the victory over Oldham.

"It's the first time I've been called up in the under-20s, so it was a big decision to make coming back for the club," Burke told the Telegraph & Argus.

"But I'm really enjoying it at Bradford City and wanted to play, so I'm glad I did. That's seven points from nine now and it keeps the momentum going."

Chris Beattie
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