All in Hand

AMID the disappointment of his hand injury, there was some good news for Luke McCormick this week.

The Argyle goalkeeper’s season is over; we know that. Last Saturday’s clash with Mansfield midfielder Sam Clucas in the 1-1 Sky Bet League 2 clash at Home Park left him with a broken and dislocated finger.

However, medical opinion is that the injury will repair itself over time and does not require surgery.

“He went for a second opinion in Exeter and he has got a splint on his finger, which is probably better than a having an operation,” said Pilgrims’ manager John Sheridan.

“He’s going to be out for the remainder of the season, which is very unfortunate for Luke and for us. We’ll make sure he’s got the best treatment.”

One ’keeper’s poison…step up the patient Jake Cole: Argyle’s No. 1 – and number one choice under John last season – will be between the posts for the rest of the season, starting with Saturday’s Sky Bet League 2 trip to Northampton.

“It gives Jake an opportunity,” said John. “That’s the good thing about it – I have two very good ’keepers and now Jake’s got a chance to step in, and hopefully, he’ll perform like he did at the end of last season, when I first came into the club. I’ve got full confidence he’ll do that. 

“He trains properly – he trains very hard – and he gets on well with Luke and has done very well when he has played in cup games for us.

“He’s a very good ’keeper.”