Versatile Matt

MATT Lecointe made another Argyle appearance against Torquay in the season’s first Devon Derby, continuing his progression as a first team player.

This time, though, it was in the middle of the park.

Lecointe, an England Under-18 player, has plied his trade in green and white solely to this point as a forward, but in replacing Luke Young in Argyle’s midfield he added another string to his already not-inconsiderable bow – and impressed while doing so.

“I’m really lucky with all my young players,” said boss Carl Fletcher, “They are all technically good, they know they’ve had a good upbringing through the youth team, under Hodgy, and they’ve spent a lot of time with the first team now.

“Matty can play anywhere. The likes of him, Youngy, Simsy, they are all good footballers. You can put them anywhere.

“People forget that (Matt) is still only seventeen. He came on and got hold of the game. Got a grip on it and showed what he can do, which is pleasing.

“He’s a good technical player. If you put him in midfield, with a three, he’s played up front for so many years he’s got that desire to get forward, it’s a natural instinct.”