Blackburn Rovers winger Luke Brennan has joined National League North side AFC Fylde on loan, the Championship club have announced.
A graduate of Blackburn’s academy, the 18-year-old made his senior debut for Rovers earlier this season, when he came off the bench as a late substitute Rovers’ 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest last month.
Now it looks as though Brennan could get the opportunity of more regular first-team football over the course of the rest of the season, after it was confirmed that the attacker will spend the rest of the season with Fylde.
As things stand, Fylde – who are managed by former Morecambe boss Jim Bentley – sit second in National League North, following relegation from the National League at the end of last season.
Fylde are next in action on Saturday afternoon, when they host early season play-off rivals Boston United at Mill Farm, a game in which Brennan could make his debut for the club.
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This does look to be a good move for Brennan at the minute.
While he was handed a debut for Rovers earlier this season, that did seem to be more than to injuries to senior players than anything else.
As a result, you feel that regular opportunities in senior football would have been lacking for Brennan had he stayed at Ewood Park for the remainder of the campaign.
At Fylde however, you feel Brennan ought to get plenty of chances to experience first-team football, which ought to help his development at this early stage of his career.