BILLY Knott has warned Oliver McBurnie about the potential pitfalls of life at a Premier League club.

The teenage forward is still getting to grips with his move from Valley Parade for an undisclosed – but believed to be considerable – sum.

McBurnie began his Swans career in Holland this week with two 45-minute outings for the under-21s against Den Haag and Rijnsburgse, setting up a goal in his first game.

It will take time to settle in to the new routine but the striker has been armed with some useful advice from former City team-mate Knott.

McBurnie said: "Billy obviously knows what it's like from when he was at Sunderland and he's told me to grab the opportunity and not make some of the mistakes he did.

"It's good to have someone like that in your life who's been through it before.

"Billy started at the top and has had to come down a bit further than where he wants to be. But I'm sure he will get back because he's got unbelievable ability.

"I'm somebody going the other way and that makes me appreciate this chance. I don't intend to take anything for granted."

The five-hour drive from his native West Yorkshire to South Wales will also ensure that McBurnie has to grow up fast.

He admitted: "It's the perfect thing for my career to move and get away from a lot of distractions. I've got to stand on my own two feet.

"I will have to grow up a bit but I'm usually all right on my own, so that will be good for me. Everyone wants to play in the Premier League and this is a massive thing for me.

"Swansea is perfect for my development, whether I end up going out on loan or whatever they decide."