AFC Fylde have extended the loan deals for a trio of young stars.

Wigan Athletic duo Luke Burke and Sam Stubbs have extended their loans until the end of the season, as has Bristol City starlet Jonny Smith. Full-back Burke, 19, has impressed since joining on loan from the Latics in August, making 22 appearances for Dave Challinor’s side.

Fellow Wigan defender Stubbs, 19, signed on an initial one-month loan in December month and impressed alongside Jordan Tunnicliffe, helping the Coasters to two clean sheets in four appearances.

Smith, 20, has become a real fans favourite at the club following a string of dazzling displays. The pacy winger has netted six goals in 35 appearances in all competitions – including two in his last four starts – and has missed just one league game this season.


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