The Club is delighted to announce that Luke Burke has committed his future to AFC Fylde by signing a new two-year contract extension.
Burke, who is currently the longest-serving AFC Fylde player, was signed by Dave Challinor at the start of the 2017/18 season and has gone on to make 118 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals. The full-back has been a pivotal part of Jim Bentley’s plans since he took over the reigns and the management staff were keen to tie down a player of Luke’s calibre.
The 23-year-old began his footballing journey at then Championship outfit Wigan Athletic, and it was there that he made his football league debut, starting under Gary Caldwell in a 2-1 defeat to Bristol City. He went on to make four more appearances for the Latics in the Championship before departing for Mill Farm Stadium upon the expiration of his contract.
Speaking to afcfylde.co.uk about retaining Burke’s services, Coasters boss Jim Bentley said: “Luke is a good solid player and has been a mainstay in our side over the last few seasons, playing every game since I’ve been at the football club.
“He’s a likeable lad, a good character who is well respected amongst both players & staff and he has a real desire to win and be successful. He’s still at a good age who can get even better and he is showing signs of that, which is great.
“I’m pleased he’s committed to us again and looking forward to seeing him back for pre season.”