Football Superstar Pilkington close to being A-League player

Melbourne Victory signing Luke Pilkington is close to being an A-League player according to coach Ernie Merrick.

Melbourne Victory signing Luke Pilkington is close to being an A-League player according to coach Ernie Merrick.

The winner of Fox8’s Football Superstar has been impressive at training with the reigning A-League champions and his coach believes that he has something extra to bring to the Victory squad.

"Luke is surprisingly not far away from being an A-League player but I am not going to put him under pressure by saying he is playing against Adelaide or the Mariners on August 6 in our first round," Merrick said.

"But Luke is the sort of player we like at Victory. He's a left-footer, he's quick, technically he's good, he can play comfortably in midfield or a left-back position and get forward."