Hearts may be on shutdown for an unknown amount of time – but Bobby Burns is still out plying his trade.
The Northern Irish youth international made 17 appearances across a loan spell with Livingston and time with the Jambos last season. This term, Burns has been out in Australia with Newcastle Jets.
So far, he’s played in 15 games, one of which was in the early parts of Sunday morning.
Grabbing an assist
Most major leagues in the world are off for now due to the Covid-19 pandemic but the A-League down under rolls on. It meant that Burns was still taking to the field for the Jets against Adelaide United.
The 20-year-old managed to notch an assist as his adopted team strolled to a comfortable 3-0 win. They got the first before half time through Roy Donovan before two goals inside the first nine minutes of the second half from Matthew Millar and Steven Ugarkovic sealed the deal.
It’s somewhat surprising to see league football on during these worrying times but Burns will be happy that his league hasn’t gone the same way as most others, yet.
Back in Gorgie, a member of the Hearts first-team has gone into self-isolation after developing symptoms associated with Covid-19. Scotland has 121 confirmed cases at the time of writing.