Luke Parkin Signs on for 2021/22 Season
We are delighted to announce that Luke Parkin has signed a new contract to remain with the club for the 2021/22 season.
Parkin has made 150 appearances for the Celts since joining from Brighouse Town in 2017, playing an integral role in our 2018/19 season title-winning season.
The forward spent time on loan at Tadcaster Albion in the 2019/20 season but remained with the club last season, where his return to the starting XI coincided with the side’s upturn in form.
After re-signing with Farsley, Parkin said: “It was a pretty easy decision to be honest, I’ve been here for four seasons and I love it at the club. It’s got great people and the group of lads we have is a great group, so it was a no brainer really.
“Having the season cut short twice in the last two season has been frustrating, we didn’t start off so well last time out but in the last few months of the season we put a really good run together, and if we had been able to carry on we might have pinched a playoff spot.
“On a personal note I wasn’t in the team much over the first few months which was frustrating, but I managed to get myself back in and I thought when I got back in the team my performance levels were really good, and I always work hard and give my all for the team.
“I think reaching the playoffs are definitely the target for next season, which I’m sure will be the same for a lot of teams.
“There is no reason why we can’t be in there, and we’ve proved over the last two seasons we can beat anyone in the league on our day.”
Adam Lakeland added: “It’s great that we’ve agreed to terms with Parko to stay with us for the upcoming season.
“He was one of the first players we brought to the club, and he showed everybody the qualities that he’s got when he came back into the team last season, not only putting in some consistent and energetic performances for us, but also chipping in with goals and assists, which is a must for players who play in your forward line.
“He’s a great lad off the pitch, somebody who’s very popular with his teammates and staff alike, and he brings that personality and character to the group, which is important, so hopefully he can have a good pre-season and start next season where he left off.”