Nathan Burns takes on the Victory defence.

Nathan Burns takes on the Victory defence. Photo: Getty Images

In-form Jets winger Nathan Burns is content to let the two clubs sharing his services decide whether he stayed in Newcastle for the rest of the season.

Burns, who scored both goals in Sunday's 2-1 win against Melbourne Victory, is on a loan deal with the Jets that expires on January 11, at which point he must return to his primary club, Korean outfit Incheon United.

Jets officials have been negotiating with Incheon to extend the 25-year-old's tenure and, while Burns admitted he was enjoying his time in Newcastle, he will have no complaints about returning to Korea if need be.

''It's really hard because both clubs have their benefits,'' he said on Monday. ''The Korean league, it will be just starting, and there are benefits for me to going back and playing a whole season, whereas the A-League finishes in March, April. It's really hard.

''Obviously, if I stay on here and we have a really good year and make the finals, that would be a great achievement. There's benefits with both, and I honestly don't know what's going to happen.''

Burns said the negotiations ''could go either way'' and he was leaving them to his agent and officials from the two clubs. ''A lot of it's out of my hands,'' he said.

''It comes down to the clubs. My Korean club might want me back, and then I'm contracted to them. Or Newcastle might say: 'We want to get him.'''

The former Socceroo said there was ''a lot of relief, actually'' to open his scoring account after eight goalless matches that included one missed penalty.

''Obviously, it was in the back of my mind but I knew that if I kept getting the chances it was better than not getting any at all,'' he said.

''One had to go in eventually. But, yeah, I was pretty pleased when the first one went in. I expect to obviously score goals and create chances and be dangerous but I don't get too hard on myself because it will affect my performance.''

Burns said after spending most of his last season with Incheon on the sidelines, it had taken time to regain his match instincts.

''You can work on your technique as much as you want at training but you've got to get a feel for it [in games],'' he said.

''Being out of the game for a while, I hadn't really had that feel for it. But the second goal, I just kind of saw it and went for it.

''You kind of have to get that feeling back from playing games and eventually it comes.''

Jets defender Scott Neville is waiting to learn the full extent of the knee injury he sustained during Sunday's match.

Medical staff fear he might have a torn anterior-cruciate ligament, which would require a season-ending knee reconstruction.