Keeping Confident

NEW Argyle captain Luke McCormick has emerged stronger from a crisis of confidence that he suffered last season.

Luke revealed his personal torment after being appointed Pilgrims’ skipper for the first time on the eve of the 2016-17 Sky Bet League Two season. 

The 32-year-old goalkeeper said that he had to work through post-Christmas self-belief issues to regain his poise for Argyle’s end-of-season run-in. 

“I had a bit of a dip in confidence and it wasn’t complacency that led to that dip,” he said. “It was almost the first time I had really experienced it in my career and I have to admit that it was quite hard to realise what was going on. 

“I’m sure that every player goes through it at some stage in their career; maybe it was just my turn. I worked through it and, by the time the play-offs came, I had come through it. 

“I think I have become a better ’keeper for that. I will use that experience, try not to let it happen again, and hopefully keep putting in good performances for the club.”