23 Dec 2014

Burns makes Socceroos cut

4:49 pm on 23 December 2014

Nathan Burns has earned a Socceroos recall, the Wellington Phoenix striker has made the final 23-man Australian football squad for January's Asian Cup across the Tasman.

Wellington Phoenix striker Nathan Burns.

Wellington Phoenix striker Nathan Burns. Photo: Photosport

Burns leads the A-League Golden Boot standings with 10 goals from 11 games, including both in Sunday's away win in Sydney.

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says he couldn't ignore the 26-year-old's form.

Burns will turn out for the Phoenix on Sunday at home to Western Sydney but will then miss the Adelaide and Brisbane games, returning after the Asian Cup break for the early February away clash with the Roar.