Luke Burke

NameLuke Burke
TeamFirst Team
PositionDefender

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AFC Fylde secured the loan signing of highly-rated Wigan Athletic full-back Luke Burke on the final day of the summer transfer window.

The 19-year-old initially joined up with Dave Challinor’s side until the end of January, however the deal was extended until the end of the season.

Burke joined the Latics at the age of 12 and has progressed through the age groups, captaining the Under 18s to the Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup.

He was named the U18s Player of The Season before signing his first professional contract in July 2016, which was quickly extended until the summer of 2018.

The youngster made his first team debut at just 18 on the opening day of last season at Bristol City and kept his place for the next two Championship games before injury halted his progress.

Burke spent a month on loan with Barrow in the National League in February 2017 and started in three cup games for Wigan earlier in this season against Blackpool and Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup and Blackpool again in the Checkatrade Trophy.