Keeping Up With The Elite

CAPTAIN Luke McCormick moves into the Argyle stratosphere when the Pilgrims take on Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night.

The Greens’ goalkeeper will be between Argyle’s posts for the 328th time at Adams Park, lifting him into the top 20 on the all-time list of player appearances for the club. 

Since making his debut on the final day of the 2000-01 season, Luke has worked his way up a prestigious list. He hit the 300-mark in this season’s Sky Bet League Two game at Newport, and has since overtaken Home Park legends like Tommy Tynan and Romain Larrieu.

Ro, of course, was Luke’s mentor for many his formative years, and a player who he, like the rest of the Green Army, holds in the highest possible regard.

He said: “I’ve said, from day one, that I feel very privileged to play for this football club and rack up as many games as I have. It is something I am extremely proud of. It is something I will hold very dearly to my heart.

“I was made aware of the 300-mark and also the time that I overtook Romain, which was something that I never ever thought I’d achieve.

“I still hold Romain in very high esteem and he seemed to be there for years and years and years, so it makes me feel quite old!”

With ten games of the season to be played in the next seven weeks, and promotion within the Pilgrims’ grasp, Luke’s personal achievement will, for now, take its place on the back-burner.

He said: “I think is something I will look back on, concentrate more on, when I do finish playing, and think ‘I’m actually quite pleased with that’. 

“At the moment, there are a lot more important things.”