PETER Crouch admitted his move to Burnley has left him feeling like a kid again and he is eyeing up an extended Turf Moor stay.

The 38-year-old made his Clarets debut as a substitute in the 1-1 weekend draw with Southampton and made an immediate impact, pressuring Jack Stephens into conceding a stoppage time penalty which Ashley Barnes converted to earn a share of the spoils.

Crouch, who has spent the bulk of his career in the top flight, joined Burnley on deadline day from Championship side Stoke City on a deal until the end of the season.

And he is hoping a positive final few months of the season can help the Clarets ensure Premier League safety and earn him a new contract.

“If I do the business and if I play well, I’ll be trying my best, so beyond this season, who knows?" said Crouch about the possibility of remaining in East Lancashire past the summer.

"I feel like a kid again, being out there in the Premier League. That’s where I want to be and I’m excited about it.

"I never wanted to leave (the Premier League). It’s a shame what happened at Stoke and I’m just grateful for this opportunity."

Crouch was given a warm reception by the Burnley fans on his introduction and was happy to play a role in the Clarets equaliser.

“When you come on from the bench, you want to make an impact," said the frontman. "The biggest impact is scoring and if you can’t, winning a penalty is great as well.

“I still feel I can make an impact, be it off the bench, whatever the manager sees fit.

“I’ve really enjoyed training, they are a great bunch of lads. They’ve really helped me settle in and hopefully I can bring a little bit to the team.”

The late spot kick was Burnley's first in 68 games and the Clarets should have had another in the first half when Barnes was brought down by Saints keeper Alex McCarthy.

"It looked to me that it was a penalty," Crouch said of the first half incident. “I’d heard a few complaints about not getting penalties here. I’d heard a few fans moaning about not getting them, so it was nice to come on and get one.

“It was good to see the character of the players and I knew that about them before I even arrived. We got the penalty and the point, which is a crucial point for us.

"It was very important they (Southampton) didn’t get the three points. The place is jumping and it was a good result in the end.”