Monday 22 January 2018 / 05:45 AM

Nathan Burns nets three against City

Is Nathan Burns the man to spark a stuttering Socceroos outfit to AFC Asian Cup glory in January?

The 26-year-old netted Wellington Phoenix’s first ever hat-trick on Sunday to lead a 5-1 demolition of Melbourne City and break clear at the top of the A-League’s scoring charts.

With seven goals in eight games, Burns embodies Ange Postecoglou’s desire for form and fitness as the national team boss seeks support for Tim Cahill in attack.

The former AEK Athens forward has regularly caught the eye in the opening rounds, teaming up with Roy Krishna and Roly Bonevacia to unlock opposition defences, and may just be ready to realise his long-admired potential.


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