Luke Looks Forward

LUKE Young is hoping that his stunning leveller in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Cheltenham Town will kickstart the Pilgrims’ Sky Bet League 2 run-in.

Fifty-fourth minute substitute Luke, 20, grabbed a late free-kick equaliser against the Robins as off-colour Argyle avoided falling to a third successive defeat this season since the opening week of the campaign.

They now take their search for points to make the end-of-season play-offs to Newport on Tuesday and Luke said: “What’s done is done. We had a good run, and it was nice, but everyone knows you can’t keep that up forever.

“Maybe we can look back and think ‘we weren’t at our best today, but we got a point – a point gained’ and we can now look at Newport, with no pressure on us away from home.

“If we can go up there and take the game to them – attack them – I think we will be okay.”

Luke has not started a match since the week before Christmas but has certainly given manager John Sheridan plenty to chew over with his performances from the bench and in last week’s private practice game.

“The main thing is that, when reserve-team games do come around, to treat them as a first-team game,” he said. “You need to try to impress in any way you can.

“When you do come on, you have to make an impact and give the gaffer a bit of stuff to think about. Hopefully, I did that and who knows what can happen in the future?”