Defender signs a new contract to remain at Mill Farm.
We are delighted to announce that Luke Burke has signed a new contract and will remain at AFC Fylde for the 2020/21 season!
The 22-year-old has been an ever-present at Mill Farm since his arrival from Wigan Athletic in 2017, making just short of 100 appearances for the club. He has now committed his immediate future to the Coasters and will remain a part of Jim Bentley’s squad as they aim to secure promotion.
Speaking to afcfylde.co.uk after signing his contract, Burke said: “It has been ongoing for a few weeks, the club offered me a deal, so I wanted to make sure my head was right and totally focused on AFC Fylde. We all want to work towards the same goal, that’s promotion, so I wanted to be here and remain a part of this club.
“One of the main reasons I wanted to be here was the manager. Since he arrived I have loved playing for him, loved training and loved working with him. I have played nearly every minute in every game that he’s been here and I am enjoying being part of what he’s building. Hopefully we can build on that this year and get the promotion we all want.”
Signing up another key member of his squad for next season, Jim Bentley was really pleased to see Burke remain a Coaster, saying: “Luke has impressed me since I have been at the club. He’s a good pro, works hard and is very committed.
“Although still only young, he has good experience and still has plenty of potential that hopefully we can help him fulfil. He’s also a great lad so I am really pleased he’s staying with us.”