JET-HEELED Burnley winger Brad Maylett believes next season could be the one where he takes off on the Nationwide League stage.

The Clarets starlet has just agreed a new three-year deal at Turf Moor to pledge his immediate future to Burnley.

And as well as a step forward for himself, the 20-year-old also feels there couldn't be a better time to be part of the Clarets set-up.

"The only way this club is going is forward and the gaffer has done a great job. Hopefully we willl get in the top six, although it will be quite hard.

"If we can get a start like we did last season that would be unbelievable and I think we are capable of doing it," said Maylett, who didn't take much persuading to put pen to paper on a new contract.

He added: "I was going into my final year which can mean a bit more pressure, so it was good to get this out of the way and it means I can concentrate a bit more. I'm glad it's sorted out.

"I was hoping I'd done enough to get a new deal but it was still a bit of a surprise.

"I would have signed anyway but it's a bit more money and next year could be my year."

Maylett made the break-through last season when he was handed his full League debut and was also a regular on the bench as Burnley finished just one place outside the play-offs.

And the next step is to try and tie down a more regular place in Stan Ternent's starting line-up.

He confirmed: "That's my aim and it's probably my best chance to do so. I got a little taste last year and hopefully it will be my year next year.

"With the likes of Paul Weller and Glen Little, who are both quality players, on the right, to play the games I did and to be involved as much as I was, I was quite pleased."

The presence of Little and Weller on the right flank are formidable obstacles in Maylett's route to the first-team.

However, the former Manchester United youngster is ready to meet the challenge.

"It is difficult but you've got to keep plugging away. You've got to watch and learn from them and if the chance comes you've got to take it with both hands," he added.