Austin’s career has been much different to many players, rising from Non-league football and playing for teams such as Bournemouth-based Poole Town just four years ago, but has now been linked to a host of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal and Newcastle.
The striker signed for Swindon in 2009 and quickly caught the attention of several Championship clubs, moving to Turf Moor for an undisclosed fee two years later where he has now scored 37 times in 68 appearances for the Clarets.
The 23-year-old is currently Europe’s top goal scorer, with 20 goals to his name this season. Despite rumours over a January move to the top-flight, Austin has told reporters he is focusing on scoring goals for Burnley in the Championship.
“I’m not up there – I play in the Championship, I don’t play in the Premier League,” said the English goal-machine.
“If I do get there, brilliant, and I’ll assess that situation when I get there.
“I play for Burnley in the Championship at the moment, I’ve got a job to do in the Championship scoring as many goals as I can and that’s what I’m doing.”
Austin continued by cooling off suggestions that he could be due an international call-up.
“Look at the England strikers that are in the Premier League that didn’t get called up.
“I’m just doing my job for Burnley and scoring goals and if I get rewarded, I get rewarded but there’s a lot of strikers out there a lot higher than me,” he added.
Austin will be action tomorrow when his side take on Charlton Athletic at Turf Moor.
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