Keep It Clean

WITH the season now into the final third, this Saturday’s Devon Expressway derby could prove to be one of the most important in some years.

Argyle meet Exeter City at St James Park at 1pm on Saturday - by 3pm, one team could have made a significant step towards the Sky Bet League 2 play-offs at the expense of their fiercest rivals.

With both Argyle and City having their eyes on promotion this season, Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick believes that this fixture will mean much to both sides.

He said: “With 15 games to go now, the games are coming thick and fast, and they are so important. It give you a little of an extra bite to the tie on Saturday.

“Hopefully it will be a positive result for our fans, and hopefully they’ll be the ones who are going home happy.”

Argyle’s recent form has seen three straight wins -with three clean sheets - and the Argyle shot stopper believes that the shut-outs have played a vital role in the Pilgrims' success this season.

“We pride ourselves on our clean sheets," said Luke.

“We know there’s a lot more out there to achieve; they might be a big part of our successful season. We don’t yet know how important they are.

“Since the lads do such a good job in front of me, the chances that do come are often half chances anyway.

“I was always taught from a young age that you have to make the striker beat you - don’t beat yourself by going down early."