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31 August 2017

Defender moves to Mill Farm until January

  • Luke Burke moves to AFC Fylde on loan.
  • Burke has played eight games in all competitions for Latics.
  • Academy graduate spent time with Barrow last season.

Latics defender Luke Burke has joined AFC Fylde on loan until January.

The 19-year-old has featured in pre-season and in in three cup games for Latics so far this season, twice in the Carabao Cup and once in the Checkatrade Trophy against Blackpool this week, but has not been involved in a squad for a Sky Bet League One fixture yet.

Latics manager Paul Cook feels his development will be helped with the loan to The Coasters, who are managed by his former Tranmere Rovers team mate Dave Challinor.

He said: “Luke needs to play games and we hope that he can get that under Dave (Challinor), who sets his team out to play in a good way and will give him chances. We’ll be monitoring his progress.”

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