Young & Old Faces

LUKE Young is looking forward to coming up against former Pilgrim Simon Walton.

Walts, 26, captained Argyle during some of the club’s most turbulent times before making the switch to Saturday’s opponents Hartlepool at the beginning of the 2012-13 season.

“I haven’t spoken to him as much I might have liked,” said Young, “but I keep an eye out to see if he’s been playing.

“If I do get the chance to come up against him on Saturday then it will be great.

“He helped me along when I was coming through, both on and off the pitch.

“It’s always nice when you come up through the first-team to have an older figure to help you through. Wottsy has helped me, too, because he used to coach me at a younger age. 

During his time at Home Park, Walton was the club’s designated penalty taker, so Youngy feels that the Pilgrims will be at an advantage if the Pools were to be awarded a spot-kick on Saturday.

Luke said: “I hope they don’t get one!

“He  had a fair few down there so if, god forbid, they do get one, we’ll know where he’s going!”