Reality TV winner Pilkington signs with Melbourne Victory
The winner of Fox8 program, Football Superstar, has been rewarded with an A-League contract.
After the final episode last night, coach Ernie Merrick was on hand to present Pilkington with his award and said the player had a bright future ahead of him.
“Luke is a very respectful, mature and enthusiastic footballer and person,” Merrick said.
“He brings many strengths to his football – he is technically very good, he has speed but also endurance, and he is tactically knowledgeable.
“Luke is a left-footer, which is hard to find, and he can play in a range of positions, including left back and left midfield.”
Pilkington held off Brisbane duo Chris Kozionas and Jack Petrie in the final.