Local Lad On Local Derby

ARGYLE midfielder Luke Young hopes to realise just about every Argyle supporter’s dream when the Pilgrims take on Exeter this Saturday.

Young, one of only three Plymouth-born players in manager Carl Fletcher’s squad, hopes to be in the side to face the Grecians at St James’ Park and, knowing the magnitude of the game, is counting down the hours until the lunchtime kick-off.

“Being a local lad, I have grown up watching Argyle play against big local teams like Exeter, Torquay, Bristol rovers and Bristol City,” said Luke.

“It is a big incentive for me to try and do well against Exeter and it’s a game that I’m really looking forward too.”

Having scored his first ever Argyle goal in a derby match, against Torquay United in a 2-1 loss in January, Youngy anticipates a lively atmosphere and knows the form book goes out the window on derby day.

He said: “Its going to be a great atmosphere.

“I am expecting some abuse from the home fans but its part and parcel of the game which, as a local lad, I’m going to relish.

“Going into a derby game, the league positions don’t really pose as much of a factor. 

“We are more than capable of going up there and getting a win.”