SECRET SCOUT: Blackburn's Luke Brennan should thrive out on loan

SECRET SCOUT: Intelligent 19-year-old winger Luke Brennan should thrive out on loan after extending Blackburn contract… but needs to improve his end product

  • Luke Brennan has just extended his contract at Blackburn but is out on loan
  • The 19-year-old winger is now at AFC Fylde in the National League North
  • It’d be a surprise if he was not given more first-team experience at Ewood Park 

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Blackburn winger Luke Brennan extended his contract but is now out on loan at AFC Fylde 


AGE: 19

CLUB: AFC Fylde (on loan from Blackburn)


VALUE: £350,000   


This player has just had his contract at Blackburn extended but this week moved on loan to Fylde in National League North to gain experience. 

He will only benefit from this. 

When I saw him I loved the way he ran the ball directly and purposefully at the opposing right back.

He is strong and his work rate was excellent, dropping into good covering positions to deter the opposition from playing the cross-field ball. 

He hugged the touchline when possession was gained and was available for an early pass because of his positioning.

From this area he varied his game. His strength is making chances from intelligent wing play. 

He is only 19 but I would be surprised if he was not given first-team experience before long at Blackburn.


As he steps up a grade and plays with better players, his strengths will show even more. 

I did wonder as I watched him if he had an end product. As a winger he has to create and score goals. 

He must be aware of getting into the box and adding this quality to his game.

The 19-year-old (R) should gain first-team experience but needs to improve his end product

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