Making the most of a loan move can often lead to greater things, and this is very much on the mind of Burnley star Scott Twine, as he is yet to fulfil his full potential whilst at Hull City.
Some players hit the ground running, whilst others have a bedding in period. The latter is the case of the exciting playmaker. He is determined to make the best of his time with the Tigers and is very much part of boss Liam Rosenior’s plans.
Twine, now 24, is starting to make his presence known and push Hull into the playoff reckoning. Having made 14 appearances so far this season, and with two high-profile games against Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion fast approaching, he will hope to get his first goal to really assert himself.
Talking to the Hull Daily Mail, he said. “I’m enjoying it and I think I’m getting better each week and feeling more confident in every game. I know I’ve not scored, assisted or been involved in as many goals as I’d like, but I’m sure that will change and I’m going to work hard to make sure that does change.
“I’m not just going to give up or anything like that. I know what my goals are and I’ll work hard to achieve that.”
His time at Burnley was stunted through injury, and he never really got the chance to repay the faith that Vincent Kompany showed in him when paying £4m to capture his services from MK Dons. Now though, he can show his worth with Hull, in what is shaping up to be another intriguing promotion race.
“We’ve seen that everyone beats everyone and last year one of the biggest things I took out of that [Burnley] team was that they didn’t get too high if they won three or four nil and played really well or got low when they got beat.
“There’s a long way to go and a lot of time to improve, we’ll keep improving and hopefully, by the end of the season, we’ll be where we want to be.”
Scott Twine arrived at Burnley full of promise and managed to notch up three goals in a stop-start season. The Hull City loan deal was ideal for him. A chance to get some serious game time, in a hugely competitive division. Something that he couldn’t do during his opening spell at Turf Moor.
Should he manage to hit the heights that were hoped for and push Hull into contention, then he will no doubt be better for it and Burnley will regain a player that could still offer a lot.