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McCormick Returns

9 May 2013

GOALKEEPER Luke McCormick has re-joined the Pilgrims.

The former Home Park custodian, who made 157 appearances for the Greens between 2001-08, has signed a one-year deal with Argyle.

Luke has advised us that, as part of the deal, he will donate a significant sum of money and give his time to support a local children's charity.

His first spell at Home Park came to an end in 2008 after he was found guilty of causing the death by dangerous driving of two children.

Argyle chairman James Brent said: "Although Luke made a dreadful mistake with unthinkable consequences, he has served his time and is totally remorseful.

"While I respect others who have alternative views, from a moral standpoint, the Board and I think Luke is entitled to rehabilitation.

"John Sheridan wanted to sign him and the club is totally supportive of that."

Luke, 29, first appeared for the Pilgrims in the 2003-04 season.



He quickly established himself as a promising young goalkeeper and set a club record of seven consecutive clean sheets when Argyle beat Stockport 2-0 in January 2004, leading him to win the fans’ Most Promising Player award.

He and Romain Larrieu jostled for the number one spot for the next four years, with both 'keepers having long spells in goal.
 
Following his release from prison in June 2012, he enjoyed a spell at non-league Truro City.

He played 11 times for the White Tigers before sealing a move to League 2 Oxford United until the end of last season.

He made 15 appearances for the Us, including a win against Argyle in February when he kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 defeat for the Pilgrims.



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