A Livingston boy, the 33-year-old returned to West Lothian towards the end of last season as the club's player/assistant manager bringing a wealth of experiences to the role garnerned over a 16-year senior career.
He has not played as much as he would have liked - he was ineligible at the end of last season and has been restricted by injury in the new campaign - but it has given him more opportunity to work on the coaching side of things alongside manager Richie Burke.
Burchill left Scotland in 2010, spending two years with Enosis Neon in Cyprus and then a year with Esan United. It has taken the lure of his hometown club to bring him back.
"I'm a Livingston boy, I'd lived there my whole life, so it was a great opportunity for me to come back," Burchill told Herald Sport. "I'm enjoying moving into the coaching side of things. If I'm being honest I've probably been ready for it for a few years but I decided to go and play abroad instead to gain a bit more experience that I could, hopefully, bring back here.
"It's different being a coach as you need to think about everything rather than just your own game, but I'm really enjoying it so far.
"I'm still looking to keep playing as well, though I've had a calf injury which has been disappointing but I've just turned 33 and I'm feeling as fit as ever. I could play for another couple of years. I've certainly no thoughts about retirement at this point."
Livingston take on Dundee this evening looking to secure their first league win of the season against a team expected by many to finish the season as champions. Burchill, who has a stint at Dens Park on his lengthy cv, can understand why.
"They've not had a great start to the season but they've got a lot of good players, guys with experience like Peter MacDonald and Gavin Rae. It's going to be a difficult game as you always get when you go to Dens. They started the season as favourites and they probably still are at the minute. They've got the biggest budget in the league so they're always going to be the team to beat."
Livingston will likely look again to Andrew Barrowman to lead the line. The striker signed a deal until January last week after months of uncertainty and admitted he is glad just to be back playing again. "It's just a short-term deal but I think that suits both parties," he said.
"It's been a frustrating summer personally trying to get something sorted out, so it's a real weight off my mind to be back playing again. I managed to get my first goal the other night in the cup so it would be good to keep that going and add another against Dundee in the league."