Luke adapted with some style to a variety of defensive positions last term, earning himself the often-unwanted ‘versatile’ tag.
He concluded the season in the left-back role, playing on his wrong foot, but making a pretty good fist of it all the same. It is not a role he enjoyed, but with Ben Thatcher and Mauricio Taricco both suffering long-term injuries, Luke was the man for a crisis.
The England under-21 international is now considered by many fans as a first team regular, but he really craves a regular position and accepts that such a craving could cost him games — and Luke wants to play.
"It’s another season where I’ve played here, there and everywhere really. I’d like to, if possible, get a settled position next season because it has been two-and-a-half seasons now that I’ve played everywhere.
"Wanting that could affect how many times I play and at the end of the day, I’ll play wherever the manager wants me to. It’s no secret that I don’t like playing left-back but, of course, I’d continue to play there if required.
Luke Young’s ambition for the coming campaign is to nail down a settled place in the first team — a position to call his own after a season spent covering for injuries.