Nathan Collins admits he is unsure what his future holds following Burnley’s relegation from the Premier League.

The 21-year-old impressed for the Clarets after coming into the side while Ben Mee was unavailable due to injury.

Collins has been linked with a return to the Premier League, with Newcastle and Leeds said to be interested in his services.

When asked about his future, he said: “Who knows that question where I’ll be even in 10 days. I don't know that myself so we will see what happens.”

While the defender was away on international duty, the Clarets confirmed the appointment of Vincent Kompany as their new boss.

The Manchester City legend guided boyhood club Anderlecht to third place in the Belgian league last season.

When asked about the appointment, Collins said: “He’s a natural leader, isn’t he? He was a top player and has done it at the top level.

“He has shown that over many years, and everyone knows how good a manager he is too.

“He has done a really good job with Anderlecht and I think he is a really top guy, from the outside anyway.”

Collins was speaking after scoring a superb solo effort in the Republic of Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Ukraine.

The goal has drawn comparisons with West Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer, and the defender has been flooded with messages from family and friends.

He added: “I’ve only seen it the once, but I’ve been sent it a million times. I didn’t have time to text everyone back.”

“I like a little mazy run into midfield. I like running with the ball.

“I like dribbling and I just saw the chance and thought, ‘If I don’t take it now, I never will’. I went for it, it worked out, it came off and it was a goal.”

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