Jeph's Journey

SINCE being recalled from his loan spell at Truro City, Luke Jephcott has been enjoying his return to Argyle and believes he’s making a good impact for the Pilgrims.

On the first game of his return, he was put straight into the starting line up by manager Ryan Lowe, and scored two goals, which saw Argyle bag three points, away from home, against Scunthorpe.

He has scored an additional three goals on top of those two, one of which being at Home Park in front of the masses of Green Army members, to which he received a great reception.

“I am enjoying it,” Luke said. “It’s been a good month for the club, we’ve been picking up a lot of points and for me to get a couple of goals as well, it’s been a nice little bonus.

“[The Gaffer] being a striker is very helpful because after training we are always doing extra sessions, and during training, he’s always talking to me and the other strikers and telling us what we can do to help improve us, it’s good.

“For the first half of this season I’ve gone away on loan and scored goals down at Truro and I think that has brought my confidence right up. It was an experience for me, it was physical and it was getting me prepared for what I would be playing against in League Two. It has definitely helped me being out on loan.

“The Gaffer has shown faith in me and put me in the team, and I’ve paid him back.”

Out of the five goals Luke has bagged since his return, his personal favourite was his first professional goal that he scored at Scunthorpe, which was shortly followed by a second.

“It was my first professional goal and I think that will always stick with me,” he said. “I was just glad I could help contribute to the team to getting the points.

“They all [stay in my mind], I can remember them like they were yesterday to be honest.

“That first one will always stay with me, it was a big moment for me, scoring my first professional goal, I think that’s a moment I will carry with me.”

When we faced Crawley Town at Home Park at the end of January, Luke bagged his first professional goal in front of a crowd of over 9,000.

“It was an unbelievable feeling,” he said. “To know what it feels like to hit the back of the net in a professional game was great with an away goal but scoring [at Home Park] was a special feeling.

“I got told when I came on to go and score, and that’s what I did. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get all three points, but that’s the way football goes.”

Like many young professionals, Luke was keen to point out the influence of his family in the football journey.

“They’ve played a big part in where I am today,” he said, “From a young age, I couldn’t have got to where I am without them, so I’m really grateful to them.

“I am far from the finished article, I’m just getting started really.”