Setting The Standard

ARGYLE midfielder Luke Young is enjoying his prolonged run in manager John Sheridan’s first team plans.

Since scoring after coming on as a substitute at Exeter, Youngy has been an important part of the Pilgrims new look five man midfield and hopes that he can keep his place for a few matches to come.

Luke said: “It’s always nice, at any age, to play in the first team but the older you get, the more you want to establish yourself and be in the starting 11 more regularly.

“I’ve been patient and waited for my chance and now that it’s come I’ve got to do all that I can, do my best of myself and the team, to try and keep my place and help the team to go forward.

“I think [the 3-5-2 system] has allowed more people to get on the ball so that we could commit more men forward knowing that we’ve got insurance with the three centre backs.

“We looked good on the ball and created the opportunities and hopefully that will help us in the long run.

“Luckily I’ve got a little bit of a chance at the minute – I’ve played in the last few games – and long may that continue.”

Luke was an unused substitute on the Pilgrims last visit to Hartlepool but hopes to play more of a part when the Greens make the long trip to Victoria Park this weekend.

Luke said: “They’ve hit a bit of form as of late and it’s going to be a tough away game, as any away game is in this league. It’s going to be a long trip!

“Everyone’s been positive this week off the back of Saturday and there’s bit of a good vibe around the place so I think we can go up there, take the game to them, play our own way and hopefully get three points.”