Forward is eager for his first taste of an evolved A-League.
Nathan Burns admits that he hopes signing for Newcastle Jets will give his flagging career a much-needed boost.
The 25-year-old recently returned to the A-League on a loan deal with the Jets after signing on loan from K-League side Incheon United and previously spent two seasons at Adelaide United, where he 12 goals in 37 matches.
After temporarily ended his unhappy spell in Korea with a move to the Hunter Stadium earlier this month, Burns is eager to rejuvenate his career in Australia’s elite division and is chomping at the bit for a first taste of the competition he feels has evolved considerably during his time away.
“It definitely looks different. It looks a lot faster and more professional, so I’m excited to get out there and see the level change,” Burns said to Football Australia.
“Obviously I want to have that impact. I’ve done it before, so I really want to get out there and give it my best and do as much as I can for Newcastle and myself.
“The only pressure is what I put on myself and I wouldn’t call it pressure, more expectation.
“I’m not coming here for a six-month holiday, I really want to do well and push my career back up.”
Burns could feature for the Jets in a pre-season trial match against Wellington Phoenix at Rockwell Automation Park in Weston on Saturday.