Aaron Lennon is loving life at Turf Moor as he prepares for a Newcastle reunion.
The winger made his Burnley debut against the Tynesiders in January, when his appearance as a second-half substitute helped spark a successful Clarets’ fightback in a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park.
Lennon has since started all but one of the Clarets’ Premier League games.
And with his January transfer-window move from Everton to Burnley re-kindling his passion for the game, the former England international wants more of the feel-good factor when he faces Newcastle again on Monday night.
“It does feel a long time ago. I remember coming off the bench there,” said Lennon of his Burnley bow.
“There have been some great moments since then.
“Last season was fantastic. We continued the momentum when I signed, and we’ve managed to play some European football this season, which was a great experience for everyone. I’ve played in it before, but I still loved it.
“I came here and wanted to play football again and it’s been a brilliant choice for me. I’ve loved every minute and I still am.
“The gaffer has put me in near enough every game, so it’s been great for me, and hopefully it will continue.
“I still think I’ve not hit my top performances here yet. But I’m working hard every day and I’m sure they will come soon.”
Lennon produced arguably his best performance in a Burnley shirt – as well as his first goal for the club – to help the Clarets’ secure their only previous home league win this season against Bournemouth a couple of months ago.
A repeat against Newcastle would be timely as Sean Dyche’s men look to pull clear of the bottom three.
And after a testing run of three defeats was ended with a 0-0 draw at Leicester City before the international break, Lennon believes things are heading back in the right direction.
He added: “We came off the pitch knowing that was more like us and we’ve had a great week this week and managed to get some really good work in.
“Some of our performances have been slightly below par, we know that.
“But we have been working hard and we will continue to do that.
“We know we’re not far off it. The lads are in good spirits and we’re looking forward to Monday.
“The feeling is really good and we’re going into the game really positive.
“We had a tough run of games. We’ve got three out of four games at home now and we fancy our chances against any team at home.”