Nathan Burns

After a hiatus from the national team, Burns returned to the Green and Gold for the Asian Cup 2015 following a sizzling season with Wellington in the Hyundai A-League. And he proved his worth with some excellent appearances to help the Socceroos to continental glory.

His last appearance for the Socceroos was at the Asian Cup in Qatar four years earlier after the boy from Blayney in country NSW debuted for his nation in 2008.

Burns, formerly of AEK Athens and Adelaide United, has pace, skill and trickery up front, and is another of the new faces likely to figure in Ange Postecoglou’s plans during the campaign for Russia 2018.