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LUKE McCormick had plenty of silverware to take home after Argyle’s 3-2 victory against Tranmere Rovers, and John Sheridan was quick to praise his keeper and other defensive standouts.

‘Super Luke’ picked up the both the Argyle Player of the Season award before the Greens’ game against Rovers, in which goals from Reuben Reid, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis and Lewis Alessandra put them three points clear of their nearest play-off challenger, Luton Town. 

Their place in the top seven is further solidified by an excellent goal difference, helped in no small part by McCormick keeping more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in English football. Sheridan knows that he has one of the division’s most talented and consistent shot-stoppers, but also looked to praise the players ahead of him that have contributed to the team’s exemplary defensive record. 

“Obviously he’s one of the best players in the division, and it’s always a good achievement for whoever wins it, but I look at it as a group, and I’m sure Luke would as well,” said John. 

“We have been really strong defensively. I think it was about a back three or five and Luke was a big part of that. He’s had a lot of clean sheets this season and has been excellent for us.” 

One individual that has played a large part in that defensive setup is Kelvin Mellor, who was at his gallivanting best against Rovers, shaking off past injuries to cause havoc on the right flank.

“I thought he was back to his best, galloping up and down. He was excellent,” said John. 

“I just went with the team that’s done well for us, and Kelvin’s done really well for us. Like most players he has had his off days, but he has been an excellent player, and today I would say he was our best player.”