Plymouth Argyle started their third League 2 campaign with high hopes but the season started with a loss to Southend United. So not the way the Argyle faithful wanted to start the season after the comings and goings over the closed season, including the return of keeper Luke McCormick.
Plymouth lost out narrowly, one goal separated the two teams at Roots Hall, Barry Corr pounced when McCormick could only parry Marc Laird’s shot on the 15th minute of the game. You’d have to say that McCormick was the difference between losing 1 – 0 and losing 3 – 0, from a points view, it doesn’t matter but minus 1 goal difference is much better than a minus 3 goal difference.
I haven’t seen the game, being a Pilgrim in the United States, but from what I read in various reports, it wasn’t a game that Argyle looked like winning, a draw was the best Argyle could have hoped for, which indicates that Argyle are still struggling to find a true out and out striker.
A quick rundown of the new signings, striker Reuben Reid returned on a season long loan from Yeovil Town, fellow forwards Lewis Alessandra from FC Morecambe and Marvin Morgan from Shrewsbury Town joined on free transfers. Midfielders Romuald Boco and Dominic Blizzard also joined on free transfers and free agent defender Andre Blackman also joined the Pilgrims. Obvious former Pilgrim McCormick rejoined the Pilgrims after being released previously after his manslaughter conviction, also on a free transfer, looks like manager John Sheridan spend zilch over the summer.