Larrieu aiming to help Plymouth Argyle rise again

Plymouth Argyle's veteran goalkeeper Romain Larrieu has revealed his desire to help the beleaguered club recover from their current plight.

Argyle, who have been in administration since March, are now preparing for life in League Two, having been in the Championship last year.

Larrieu said: "I'm very sad like every single fan or player of this club.

"We need to get back up there as quick as we can and I hope that I've got a few playing years to help do that."

He added: "There's no point dwelling on it.

"(I'll stay) as long as they want me and I hope that I can carry on a little bit more."

The 34-year-old Frenchman is affectionately known as 'Le Keeper' by Plymouth's fans who have taken him to their hearts since his debut in 2000, a statistic which makes him the club's longest serving player.

"It's been up for the first eight years and very difficult for the last two especially the last eight months or so which have been very testing," he told BBC Spotlight.

"We got through it there's still a little bit to be done and it should be alright."

With more than 300 first-team appearances to his name, Larrieu is now entering his testimonial year at Home Park, of which the highlight will be a prestigious clash against Queens Park Rangers in July.

"I'm very honoured because they are a Premier League side now and the fact that it was so straightforward has made the whole thing a pleasure.

"He (Neil Warnock) is very pleased to come down, he's confirmed it to me on the phone so it's a great thing for the club.

"I feel like my time has come to celebrate my testimonial, I wish the club was in a different position, but that's part and parcel of football."

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