The Young Effect

LUKE Young's late equaliser was just part of a superb substitute performance against Cheltenham Town...

...that earned him the Man of the Match award, and much praise from Argyle first team coach Gary Owers.

Coming on immediately after the Pilgrims went behind in the 53rd minute to a Byron Harrison goal, Young took control of the game with incisive passing and quick movement - something that Gary was very aware of.

"He had an effect on the game once he came on," said Owers.

"We knew we had to get three players in the middle to get more control of the ball, so that helped us."

Luke’s 84th minute free-kick – a strike very similar to his winner against Dagenham and Redbridge earlier in the season - capped off an excellent performance that inspired his team-mates to nearly grab all three points late on.

Whilst performances such as this may well put him into contention for a place in the starting eleven, Owers knows that consistency for the 'Southway Suarez' is key to his first-team involvements.

Gary said: "It's up to Youngy force himself into the team, and show he can do that week in, week out.

"We've all seen Luke's free kick for the goal today, and we've all seen him do it before. He was unfortunate with another free kick afterwards, but that's what you need to do."