CHESTER boss Steve Burr believes City will be getting a confident Oliver McBurnie back at Valley Parade.

Phil Parkinson has recalled the teenage striker to cover injuries to James Hanson and Jon Stead.

McBurnie scored once in the Conference for Chester who were unbeaten in the five games he played, winning four of them.

Speaking to the T&A this morning, Burr said: "I've been delighted with him. Ollie's a smashing lad and great to work with and I'm sure it's helped him.

"We are disappointed he is going back but Phil's got a few injuries and they have to do right by their club.

"The beauty of the loan system is that you go out, do well and come back to your parent club in better shape. That's certainly the case with Ollie."

Burr has been impressed with the way McBurnie has stood up to the challenge - and hopes Chester might get him back at a later date.

"When you think of Ollie's young age, he has come in and handled the Conference very well. It's very physical, like the league Bradford are in.

"He got himself a goal at Welling and perhaps should have had one or two others. But he's been getting in the right positions.

"Bradford are getting a confident player back and I've said to Phil we'd certainly look to have him again, if possible, when the injury situation has eased."