Dan Burn is grateful to Albion boss Chris Hughton for giving him a second crack at the Premier League.

Burn made nine appearances for Fulham in the top flight in 2013-14.

The Geordie giant thought his opportunity had gone when he dropped back into League One.

Burn, 26, admitted: “If I’m honest, probably yeah. When I went to Wigan and we got relegated, I did think I was probably going to be playing in the lower leagues and Championship for the rest of my career.

“I was determined. I wanted to work hard and prove to people that I had the talent to be a Premier League footballer. I wanted to show everyone I could do that and luckily I’ve had the chance to do that.

“There were a lot of Championship managers who wouldn’t take a chance on us, never mind the Premier League.

“I’m not silly, I haven’t come here to start every game. We’ve got very, very good centre-halves here and I’ve come in to back them up and help them.

“I’m just glad to have been given the chance and I’m confident if I put in the work in training and play the way I’ve been playing in the games then at some point hopefully I’ll get an opportunity.”

Burn gets another chance to press his claims in the fifth round of the FA Cup against Derby at the Amex today (12.30).

His brief taste of the high life with Fulham as a 21-year-old included games against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

“I don’t think I appreciated it so much first time around,” Burn told The Argus. “It was a bit of a whirlwind. I got called back from Birmingham on New Year’s Day, then I played in the FA Cup against Norwich and my first game was a week later against Arsenal at the Emirates.

“So I don’t think I appreciated the position I was in at the time because it changed so quickly, negatively for me.

“I ended up all the way back in League One after four or five seasons. Now that I’m getting this chance again I just want to appreciate where I am a bit more, realise there are not many players that get to be at a Premier League club, never mind play a Premier League game, and really work hard.”