CLARETS defender Luke O'Neill has today signed a one-month emergency loan with League Two Southend United.

The 22-year-old right back spent the first half of the season with York City, making 16 appearances for the Minstermen.

And it was during this loan spell that he impressed Shrimpers' manager Phil Brown.

O'Neill was recalled by the Clarets a day early from York to be with the squad for the FA Cup third round clash at Southampton earlier this month.

He now teams up with Southend to help with their League Two promotion push.