Luke McCormick is ready to step into the fold as Lawrence Vigouroux continues his time with Chile.
McCormick comes into a side that has impressed on the ball so far this campaign but has failed to keep a clean sheet, despite defending well for long periods away from home in the games against Crawley and Forest Green.
“We’ve showed many sides of ourselves this season – we’ve showed we’ve got character and a never-say-die attitude when we’ve needed to get ourselves back in games so it’s that one side we haven’t showed.
“That’s being a really solid defensive unit – we’ve shown glimpses of it but we haven’t been able to do it for the entirety of a match so it’ll be nice if we could put that into force and get that elusive clean sheet.”
McCormick has appeared once so far this season in the Checkatrade Trophy against Chelsea Under-21s, but has had to be patient for a chance in League Two.
He says that despite the chance, Vigouroux is a notable absentee.
“He’s been missed. He’s a notable absence because he’s a big character. He’s off and has a fantastic opportunity – he’s a likable lad, and we were together very well with the help of big Steve (Mildenhall). We’ve noticed his absence.”
Being a second-choice goalkeeper is all about taking your opportunities, says the experienced goalkeeper.
“It’s the way it is at the moment. I’ve played many years at Plymouth but I’ve also had to be on the other side of it and wait. I’m not inexperienced with it (being second choice) and I fully understand the situation but Saturday gives me the opportunity to play, and hopefully give the manager a bit of a headache on Lawrence’s return.
“That’s what I’ve got to do – that’s what opportunity brings. It gives me a chance to play and hopefully, I can do well enough to make him think about playing me for a longer period.”
Ahead of the visit to Morecambe, McCormick feels he knows exactly what to expect having playing at the Globe Arena several times.
“I don’t mind playing there – a lots of the lads will have been there before and appreciate it’s not a huge stadium, there won’t be loads of people inside the ground. It’ll be tough afternoon nonetheless – it’ll be dogged, all the Morecambe sides I’ve ever played against have been that.
“They come out of the traps early on in the game, so you have to be on your mettle. We’re a team that they’ll look at and be wanting to win the game as much as we will be.”