Praise For Luke

ARGYLE manager John Sheridan and match-winner Neal Trotman paid tribute to goalkeeper Luke McCormick after another clean sheet in Argyle’s 1-0 victory at Mansfield.

Luke, who is keeping last season’s number one Jake Cole on the substitutes’ bench, withstood the same physical pressure as his team-mates and made several vital saves at the One Call Stadium, where Neal’s late header settled the affair.

“I thought his handling was very good,” said John, “and, whatever they threw at him, he handled it really well.

“I’ve got two really good ’keepers. They both get on with each other and they both train really well. If I see any part of Luke’s game where I feel as though he’s [failing], I’ve got a really good replacement, but Luke’s playing really well at the moment. He’s very confident in himself.

“It doesn’t really bother me who I play, but Luke’s just got that nod ahead at the moment.”

Neal is of a similar mind.

“Luke’s playing great,” he said. “When you’ve got a ’keeper behind you like that, it makes you confident during the game. He’s got glue in his gloves.

“We’ve got two great ’keepers. Jake as well. No matter what ’keeper is behind us, we know we have a bit of security there.”