The Numbers Game

THIS season's Argyle squad have been assigned their shirt numbers ahead of the 2014-15 campaign.

Despite the coveted number 1 being up for grabs this season, first-choice shot-stopper Luke McCormick has opted to stick with the number he has worn for the Pilgrims ever since he was handed his debut in the 2003-04 season: 23.

Curtis Nelson has switched from 17 to 5, and Ben Purrington takes on the traditional left-back number of 3, having worn 25 last season.

Tyler Harvey moves from 18 to 14, whilst Jason Banton takes number 8, previously worn by Rommy Boco.

Having signed their first professional contracts, River Allen and Aaron Bentley have been assigned the number 24 and 25 shirts, respectively.

Lewis Alessandra (7), Reuben Reid (9), Dominic Blizzard (11), Paul Wotton (15) and Nathan Thomas (19) have all retained their numbers from last season.

Whilst new signings Kelvin Mellor (2), Lee Cox (4) have both adopted squad numbers befitting of their playing position, Carl McHugh (16) and Peter Hartley (29) have carried over their numbers from their previous clubs, with Deane Smalley taking number 22.

Full list
2 Kelvin Mellor
3 Ben Purrington
4 Lee Cox
5 Curtis Nelson
7 Lewis Alessandra
8 Jason Banton
9 Reuben Reid
10 Marvin Morgan
11 Dominic Blizzard
14 Tyler Harvey
15 Paul Wotton
16 Carl McHugh
18 Matt Lecointe
19 Nathan Thomas
22 Deane Smalley
23 Luke McCormick
24 River Allen
25 Aaron Bentley
29 Peter Hartley