The Central Coast Mariners have secured the services of 20-year-old midfielder, Aiden O'Neill who will join the club on loan from English Premier League outfit, Burnley FC.
The Brisbane born midfielder has signed a season-long loan agreement that will see him join Mike Mulvey's Mariners until at least the end of the A-League 2018/19 season.
O'Neill has featured on three occasions in the English Premier League for Burnley and has had one appearance in the FA Cup and a start in the League Cup.
He signed his maiden professional contract with 'The Clarets' in 2016.
The Australian under 23 representative had spent the first half of the 2017/18 season on loan with Fleetwood Town where he made 27 appearances for the 'Cod Army', before returning to Burnley in January 2018.
A box-to-box midfielder, O'Neill arrived in England as a 14-year-old where he was spotted in Manchester by a scout from Burnley.
"Obviously playing in the English Premier League is every boy's dream but leading into it (my debut), I didn't think about it too much to be honest," O'Neill said.
"For my family and myself it was a very proud moment but that's just the start and I've got my whole career ahead of me.
"I'm coming on loan and I want to earn experience. I want to be involved and help the team push forward, if that helps me when it comes to Burnley then great but at the end of the day I am here to help the Mariners win games."
O'Neill said he'd also like to eventually break into the Socceroos' squad.
Australian Associated Press