Luke McCormick: Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper prepares for 300th game

Luke McCormick
Luke McCormick has kept six clean sheets in League Two this season

Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick says he still has many years ahead of him as he prepares for his 300th game for the Pilgrims.

The 33-year-old, who made his debut in May 2001, won two promotions with the club as they went from the old Third to First Division between 2002 and 2004.

"At the moment I'm feeling great," he told BBC Radio Devon.

"I feel really good, feel robust and I'll hit the 300 target very soon and my next thought is then the 400."

McCormick joined the club as a 15-year-old and played 157 times for Argyle until he left in July 2008 after causing the death of two children in a car crash on the M6 a month earlier - a crime he would later be sentenced to seven years and four months in prison for.

Following his release he joined non-league Truro City in November 2012 before signing for Oxford United the following January and then re-joining Argyle that summer.

He was handed the captaincy at Home Park at the start of the 2014-15 season and has been an ever-present in the league this season despite competition from Vincent Dorel and Marc McCallum.

McCormick will make his 300th appearance if he plays for the League Two leaders at bottom side Newport on Saturday.

"I'm really enjoying the football and I'm enjoying the responsibility of being captain and enjoying turning out every week for this club and these bunch of lads," he said.

"There's three of us working very closely together and working very hard together.

"These lads are not necessarily playing the same amount of games that I am, so they're training harder and that makes me want to keep up with them on the training ground which will ultimately help improve me on a Saturday."

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