Rovers winger Luke Brennan will get a chance to further his development with a loan spell at AFC Fylde.

The National League North side have agreed a deal with Rovers to take the teenager on loan for the rest of the season as they look to maintain their strong start to the season.

Jim Bentley’s side have 16 points from a possible 18 at the start of the season as they look to make an immediate return to the top tier of non-league football.

Brennan was the subject of interest from EFL clubs on deadline day, but has now got his opportunity to go out on loan for the remainder of the campaign. 

The 18-year-old made his Rovers debut in the defeat to Nottingham Forest last month, and has been a regular in the Under-23s set-up for the last year, penning his first professional deal in the summer.

The homegrown winger was a key man as the Under-18s reached the last four of the FA Youth Cup, only to be beaten by Manchester City, and will now get the opportunity to play regular senior football after joining the Coasters on loan.

Brennan could make his debut in tomorrow’s game with Boston United.

He is the second Rovers player this calendar year to have joined Fylde on loan, full back Lewis Thompson having signed in March, only for his time to be cut short by lockdown.

Brennan follows Tyler Magloire in making the move into non-league after the central defender joined Hartlepool United last week.