There’s a lot of excitement about Luke Jephcott coming through the ranks and being ‘one of our own’ - and quite rightly so. It did set me thinking about home-grown players who have made it at Argyle, however, and a lot came to mind. Strangely enough, not so many of them fell into the category of striker/goal scorer. I’m sure there must be others but the only ones I could immediately think of (with varying degrees of success, of course) were Mike Trebilcock, Mike Bickle, Derek Rickard, Mike Trusson and George Foster.
Trebilcock was just before my time but Bickle was my hero. When he moved on I was very taken with Rickard and after watching the Scunthorpe and Carlisle matches it struck me just how much Jephcott reminds me of him in his current position. Both of them had/have that instinct for being in the right place at the right time as well as a great work ethic and a simple but effective link-up technique.
Anyway, I’m sure I must have missed out some more home-grown goal scorers - any suggestions?