Experienced 27-year-old Luke has joined the Ives this summer. He was originally a youth team player with Corby Town prior to moving to the United States to play college football for Saint Peter’s College in New Jersey for four seasons. Since his return to the UK he has had spells with Northampton Sileby Rangers and Bedford Town before joining AFC Rushden & Diamonds for season 2017/18, playing a key part in their Southern Division One Central promotion via the play-offs that season, making 43 appearances. He moved on to Vanarama National League North side Brackley Town in the summer 2018 and he went on to play over 80 times at St James`s Park in the following two season. After a brief pre-season spell at Stratford Town in June 2020 he had a change of mind and re-joined AFC Rushden & Diamonds for what proved to be another Covid truncated season. He will add vital experience and quality to the Ives midfield.