Banking on Cole

JOHN Sheridan is normally reticent about revealing his team selection until the last possible moment.

Normally. For this weekend’s FA Cup tie at non-league Lincoln City, the Argyle manager was happy to name his choice of goalkeeper – between regular custodian Luke McCormick and patient understudy Jake Cole – as early as Thursday lunchtime.


“Luke’s not playing on Saturday,” he said. “I am going to give Jake a game. It’s a game where I can throw him in. I’ve got total trust in him. He’s training really hard and it’s an opportunity to give him a game. There are no worries whatsoever.


“Luke has been really good; really positive; part of the good, strong back line; and has been playing really well. No matter what the situation, Luke will be back in for the league programme.


“They are two very good ’keepers and Luke is probably playing well because Jake is behind him.


“If there are any mistakes, I’ve got a very good back-up ’keeper to take his place.”