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5 August 2016

LUKE McCormick will lead the Pilgrims into the new Sky Bet League Two campaign when it begins tomorrow.

The 32-year-old goalkeeper has been appointed first-team captain by manager Derek Adams in succession to Curtis Nelson.

After being given the skipper’s role in several of the club’s pre-season friendlies, Luke will take his first official steps as captain in Saturday’s first league match of the season at home to Luton Town.

The vastly experienced Luke, who was part of Argyle’s 2001-02 and 2003-04 title-winning teams, will be supported by fellow long-term Pilgrim – and good friend – Gary Sawyer, who has been appointed vice-captain.

Luke is approaching 300 appearances for the club that he joined as a 15-year-old, while Gary passed 150 Argyle games last season.

Read an exclusive and revealing interview with Argyle’s new captain in Saturday's edition of the Pilgrims match-day programme.


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