ARGYLE goalkeeper Luke McCormick is urging his team-mates to write their names into Argyle history.
On the day Home Park celebrated the Boys of ’96, the Pilgrims’ stopper was unable to prevent Luton Town striker Jack Marriott from scoring the goal that gave the Bedfordshire side a 1-0 Sky Bet League 2 victory.
The defeat – the first time that Argyle have suffered consecutive losses all season – saw the Pilgrims drop of out of the automatic promotion places for the first time since September with just nine games left to regain and maintain a top-three place.
“This is the time,” said Luke, a veteran of two successful past Argyle promotion campaigns. “You want to be part of this squad for the run-in. You play in front of big crowds in important games – this is the chance to make a bit of history for the club.
“These are the games you want to be part of. There are enough of us in the dressing-room that think like that and that we’ll start making it happen.
“We can’t catch a break at the moment. It feels like we are being ever so unlucky, but we can’t feel sorry for ourselves – that’s one thing for sure – we can’t bury our heads in the sand. We are going to need everyone, now, to stand up and be counted because the games are getting more and more important.
“The fans turn out and follow us everywhere; they have been treated to some fantastic football and some good victories. I am sure they can’t understand why it has ground to a halt.
“We know, at the end of the day, they will be behind us; they will keep turning out, and – it’s only a matter of time – it will come together and they will be singing and shouting, and hopefully have smiles on their faces again.”
“We have just got to remain together – that’s the biggest thing.”