Seven years after making his international debut, Nathan Burns returns to the Socceroos squad that will take on the continent’s best in January’s Asian Cup.

It’s a homecoming of sorts for a player originally touted as the next Harry Kewell when he emerged on the scene at Adelaide United. Disappointing spells in Greece, Korea and Newcastle tempered expectations somewhat. However, he’s been reinvigorated under Ernie Merrick, and a Socceroos call-up is befitting of his form.

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Published by Tim Palmer

Tim is a football coach, writer, analyst and sports scientist. He is currently Assistant Technical Director, Head of Player Development & Video and a coach at GHFA Spirit, as well as working with the Pararoos. Previously, he has worked as an analyst with the Socceroos, and in the A-League.

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