Central Coast Mariners star Aiden O’Neill will be doing all he can to impress Burnley manager Sean Dyche in the coming months. The 20-year-old remains a Burnley player but moved to the Hyundai A-League in the summer in an attempt to gain more first-team football.
He signed a one-year deal with the Australian outfit and the move has worked out well, with O’Neill playing 18 games out of 19 to date.
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O’Neill has played in midfield and defence, scoring three goals in the process but a return to England remains firmly on his mind. “It’s every kid’s dream to play in the Premier League, I’ve done that, but I want to cement myself in the Premier League and be a consistent starter. That’s my aim,” he told the A-League official website. “There has been contact with Burnley since I’ve been here but you need to go there and show that you’ve improved, you’ve gained experience and you can come in and make a difference. “Coming here has been a big learning curve for me, so hopefully I can just take all of that experience with me back to Burnley. “It’s [the Hyundai A-League experience] been really good. It’s very competitive, there’s quite a few players who have played at a very high level this season – I’ve really enjoyed it.”