LUKE IS LOOK­ING TO KEEP OUT LOEKE

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Dan Barnes

LUKE McCormick is ex­pect­ing a tough bat­tle to keep his No 1 jersey at Plymouth fol­low­ing the sign­ing of Rob­bert te Loeke.

The 33-year-old English­man played ev­ery match in League Two last sea­son but the ad­di­tion of Dutch­man te Loeke will pro­vide stiff com­pe­ti­tion for the Pil­grims stal­wart.

Te Loeke has played for Dutch sec­ond di­vi­sion sides Cam­buur, Dor­drecht and Achilles ‘29 be­fore mak­ing the switch to the South West this sum­mer and has been given a rea­son­able amount of game-time pre-sea­son.

McCormick, though, is rel­ish­ing the chal­lenge he will face from the Dutch­man.

He said: “First and fore­most, he’s a crack­ing lad. We struck it off from day one re­ally. I have tried to help him set­tle in, and he has done that re­ally well.

“In terms of the foot­ball, I think Rob­bert brings se­ri­ous com­pe­ti­tion.

“He has sac­ri­ficed a lot to come over to this coun­try and try to make a name for him­self over here. It means a lot to him and he’s not go­ing to roll over and let any­thing go.

“I have en­joyed work­ing with him up to this point, and I look for­ward to that con­tin­u­ing through­out the course of the sea­son.”

AR­RIVAL: Rob­bert te Loeke

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