Luke Brennan wants to show what he can offer on the first-team stage at AFC Fylde and step up from Academy football.

Brennan has signed a deal with the Coasters through to the end of the season, though that could well be reviewed in January should the teenager impress in the National League North.

The 18-year-old had looked set to make his debut against Boston United today, 24 hours after agreeing his loan switch, and a month on from being handed his first taste of senior football in Rovers’ defeat to Nottingham Forest.

But he will have to wait a little longer, after today's game was postponed after a Boston player tested positive for Covid-19.

The winger signed his first professional deal in the summer, having starred in the Under-18s’ run to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals, and is highly regarded at Rovers, also attracting interest on deadline day from EFL clubs.

He will look to show his credentials during his time with Jim Bentley’s side who are chasing an immediate return to the National League.

“I can’t wait to get started now,” Brennan told the club’s website.

“I feel as though I can contribute towards the team and hopefully keep the team at the top end of the league.

“I’m looking to get some minutes and starts in first-team football. I’ve played 10 minutes for Blackburn but I want to play more for Fylde and see where things go.”

Bentley also took Lewis Thompson on loan from Rovers in March, only for the season to be curtailed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He already has a close relationship with Brennan who he feels he can make a difference for his side who are unbeaten in their opening six league games.

“Luke is a highly regarded young player at Blackburn, who has already made his Championship debut and I’d like to thank them for loaning him to us,” he said.

“He’s an exciting player who can play on either wing and somebody who can create and score goals.

“We are looking forward to having Luke on board and I’m sure he will excite our fans.”

Brennan’s extended loan will give him chance to settle in at the club, but is taking a long-term view, seeing the move as a great opportunity.

“The manager and the assistant I’ve known them before so they rang me and said it would be good to get me into first-team football and I need that to help me achieve what I want,” he added.

“It’s a great club, a lovely pitch as well, and I can’t wait to get started. I’m coming here to show what I’m about.”