Burnley midfielder Aiden O’Neill is heading home next season.

The Australian has signed for hometown club Brisbane Roar on a season-long loan having also spent the last campaign in the A-League with Central Coast Mariners.

The move will see the 20-year-old work under Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler who has already recruited a host of players from England, including former Accrington defender Tom Aldred who has come to the end of his contract at Bury.

“Last season I got to play in front of my family which was a big part of the decision for me to come to Australia on loan,” said O’Neill, who this summer signed a new one-year contract at Turf Moor with the option of another year.

“To be back in my home city and be able to play in front of my family and friends means a lot to me.”

O’Neill made his Premier League debut for the Clarets back in 2016 and has made five first-team appearances in total.

He has also had loan spells with Oldham Athletic and Fleetwood Town in the Football League.

The former Brisbane Boys College student was the Mariners’ player of the year last year, scoring four goals in 23 appearances in all.

Now O’Neill is looking forward to working under Fowler as the former England striker takes his first steps into management.

“I’m really excited to get started in Brisbane,” said the Australia Under-23 international.

“It’s a great opportunity to play under Robbie, who had such an immense career.

“He called me and told me about his plans for the club and it was something I was really excited to be involved in.

“I’m only relatively new to the Hyundai A-League, but it’s a league that’s improving very quickly and it would be awesome to be a part of bringing Brisbane back to the top.”