JACK Cork is hoping Burnley new boy Aaron Lennon can prove to be a game changer for the Clarets.

Lennon signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Turf Moor this week as he completed his move from Everton and he could make his Burnley debut at Newcastle United on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old brings more than 340 Premier League appearances with him to Turf Moor, as well as 21 England caps, and Cork believes that experience can be a benefit.

But it’s the winger’s pace and trickery that he believes could be the biggest asset as the Clarets look to increase their return in front of goal, with just 19 from 24 Premier League games so far this season.

“A player with his experience of the Premier League and with the way he plays it will bring something different. It will be great to have someone like that in and around the changing room,” Cork said of Lennon.

“He’s got that experience, he’s got something different, he’s quick and hopefully he can come and change games for us.

“He’s an attacking player, you need players like him, Johann (Berg Gudmundsson), Georges (Kevin Nkodou) and Scott (Arfield) to make creative moments in the game to make something happen.

“He’s got speed, he’s got tricks, he can get a goal. You saw what Georges did when he came on (against Manchester United); he was sharp and lively and he always looked like he was going to make something happen. Hopefully Aaron Lennon will bring something similar.”

Lennon will certainly bring more top flight experience to the Burnley squad. The summer additions of Phil Bardsley, Jonathan Walters and Cork added more than 700 Premier League appearances to the squad and former Southampton and Swansea midfielder Cork believes more of that can only help.

“Experience is hugely valuable. You gain so much from consecutive seasons in the Premier League and with him being at top clubs it will benefit us a lot,” he said of Lennon’s arrival.

Cork and Lennon have come up against each other on numerous occasions in the top flight and the centre midfielder added: “I just remember playing against him and speaking to him after games. He seems like a good guy, a lot of people say he’s a good guy, so hopefully he’ll fit in well. Hopefully he’ll step right in and do a good job for us.”

Both of Burnley’s new faces this January have been wingers, following Nkoudou’s arrival on loan from Tottenham.

Of the French wide man Cork added: “He looks very good. His first thought is to go forward, take people on and be positive with the ball.

“We need players like that, especially when they come on, to make that sort of difference to see if we can get back in to games. He’s a good lad, quiet, but he seems like a nice kid.”