Burnley's Richard Eckersley joins Toronto on loan

Richard Eckersley

Eckersley joined Burnley on a four-year deal in the summer of 2009

Burnley defender Richard Eckersley has joined Canadian side Toronto on loan until January.

The 22-year-old has been recalled from his loan spell at Bury to move to the Major League Soccer outfit.

Eckersley, who has only made three appearances for the Clarets, will team up again with Toronto's director of player development Paul Mariner.

He previously played under Mariner during a two-month loan spell at Plymouth Argyle last season.