Tuomas The Trialist

ARGYLE included trialist Tuomas Rannankari in the starting line-up of their first pre-season match against local side Elburton Villa.

The 22-year-old Finnish defender, who has one – brief – full international appearance to his name, lined up at left-back at Haye Road.

Alongside Tuomas, who had arrived at Home Park only 36 hours earlier, was fellow trialist Martin John.

The hopefuls took their place behind a front six that had ‘Made in Plymouth’ stamped all over it, with wide men Isaac Vassell and Ben Purrington flanking central midfielders Luke Young and River Allen in support of front two Matt Lecointe and Tyler Harvey.

New signings Luke McCormick, Dominic Blizzard and Marvin Morgan started on the substitutes’ bench, with fellow summer import Lewis Alessandra ruled out because of injury.