Plymouth Argyle youngster Luke Jephcott has signed a new deal with the League Two promotion winners. The 20-year-old finished as the club’s second-highest scorer this season, despite spending the first half of the campaign on loan in non-league with Truro City.
Luke Jephcott Signs New Plymouth Argyle Deal
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Back With a Bang
After impressing at Truro, Jephcott was recalled in the January transfer window and put straight into the side to face Scunthorpe United. He repaid the faith shown in him by scoring twice in a 3-1 win. He then scored a further two in a 3-0 success at Carlisle United a week later.
His purple patch in January continued with a goal against Crawley Town, and his re-introduction to League Two was crowned when he won both the EFL Young Player and Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month awards.
His half-season at Plymouth ended with seven goals in 14 league appearances, making him the second-highest scorer behind Antoni Sarcevic, who recently departed the club.
The Aberystwyth-born striker is a Wales U19 international, making six appearances for his country at youth level.
Manager ‘Delighted’ With New Contract
Plymouth manager Ryan Lowe could not hide his happiness at Luke Jephcott signing a new deal. He told the club website: “We’re very pleased to have got the deal done. Luke has still got elements of his game to work on, but he has clearly got a lot of potential, as he showed last season.
“As an academy graduate, Luke has the Green Army fully behind him, and the opportunity is there now to kick on and try to make himself the main striker for Argyle.”
Plymouth will be playing in League One next season after earning automatic promotion along with Swindon Town and Crewe Alexandra.