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Transfer News: Bolton Wanderers target given chance to impress at West Ham United

Wanderers are being made to wait for Reece Burke

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As published on West Ham United's official page, Bolton Wanderers target Reece Burke is being given the chance to earn a first team place during pre-season. The youngster spoke to The Hammers' official page and said:

“I’m buzzing to be here, I was going to go on loan, but that has been put on hold as the manager has told me he wants me to do pre-season here with the first team, so it’s a good opportunity for me to get back in with the lads, as I’ve been away for a while now.

I spoke with the gaffer and he wants me to stay here, so it’s a good opportunity for me to work hard and show him what I’ve got, because obviously I haven’t seen him for a while.

I need to stay fit and have a good pre-season here, that’s my target.”

Burke has travelled with the West Ham first team for their pre-season tour of Austria. Midfielder Josh Cullen has also gone to Austria as well.

If Burke doesn't do enough to impress Slaven Bilic, he's almost certain to join Wanderers. For now, Bolton will have to be patient.