Bobby Burns has thanked Newcastle Jets for a brilliant time down under on loan from Hearts.

The Jambos man, who can play a variety of positions, has been spending this season in Australia with the Jets. Now that the A-League has been suspended indefinitely, Burns has returned to his native Northern Ireland.

Hearts' Bobby Burns is back in Norther Ireland.

Hearts’ Bobby Burns is back in Norther Ireland. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Whilst he’s aware that he might not be back, Burns has saluted his adopted club for the time he’s spent on the other side of the world.

“Due to the postponement of the A-League for the virus, I have returned back to Ireland to be with my family,” he tweeted. “I hope that I can return to Australia to finish out the season but with my loan finishing soon and the virus still spreading this may not be possible.

“In case I don’t return, I just wanted to say a huge thanks to the players, coaches and fans at Newcastle Jets. I’ve had an incredible year travelling in Australia and have learned so much. I hope that one day I can return and I pray we can get through this together.”

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Whilst with the Jets, Burns made 16 appearances in the A-League. It’s experience which may help him break into the Hearts first-team on a regular basis.

Returning to Tynecastle with minutes under his belt. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Burns still had three registered games to play this season and his side were well in the hunt for the Championship play-offs, sitting three points off Western United in the final play-off position.

But his spell down under has been brought to an abrupt halt and who knows if it’ll restart again.

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