West Ham United will make a decision this week on the short term future of young duo Reece Burke and Josh Cullen, according to The London Evening Standard.
Burke and Cullen have spent the first half of the season on loan at Bolton Wanderers in the Championship but they returned to take part in West Ham’s FA Cup Third Round fixture against Shrewsbury Town last Sunday.
They were expected to re-join the Trotters but good performances from both – including Cullen battling on despite losing his front tooth to a high challenge – have convinced Moyes to run the rule over them this week.
The two options for Burke and Cullen are either staying at West Ham or returning to Bolton.
The FA’s rules do not allow them to join another club because they have already played a competitive match for two teams this season.
Cullen, 21, was particularly impressive last weekend and could convince Moyes to keep him for now.
The Republic of Ireland under-21 international would provide depth in central midfield until the Hammers recruit a new signing.
Meanwhile, Burke looked comfortable for most of the game despite playing out of position at right back.
The 21-year-old impressed previously on loan at Bradford City and was starting to string a few games together at Bolton.