Luke Who Has Re-Signed

LUKE McCormick has agreed to extend his stay at Argyle.

The Pilgrims’ goalkeeper has put pen to paper on a two-year extension to his current deal that will see him remain at Home Park until the summer of 2016.

Next season will be the ninth that the 30-year-old has played in Argyle colours after he made his debut in final match of the 2000-01 season, when he kept a clean sheet in 0-0 home Division 3 draw against Rochdale.

He was kept out of action by Romain Larrieu in the 2001-02 Third Division title-winning side and played only twice in 2002-03, but, after an injury to Le Keeper early the following season, was a mainstay of the side that won Division 2.

In the Pilgrims’ first Championship campaign, he and Romain each played exactly half the league games before the latter made the goalkeeper’s position his own in 2005-06.

However, subsequent seasons saw Luke establish himself as the first name on the team-sheet as he made 81 appearances across the Pilgrims’ next two Championship campaigns.

He rejoined the Pilgrims last summer on a one-year deal and was a virtual ever-present in league games – with Jake Cole playing in all the cup matches – before a broken and dislocated finger sustained in a home game against Mansfield curtailed his season early.

In all, he has played 185 times for Argyle, placing him comfortably in the list of the top 100 players to have represented the club throughout its history.