Larrieu handed QPR date
Plymouth keeper Romain Larrieu is hoping to celebrate a decade with the club in style later this month.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 01/07/11 3:35pm
Plymouth goalkeeper Romain Larrieu is hoping to celebrate a decade with the club in style later this month.
The veteran Frenchman joined Argyle in 2000 having had a six-month hiatus following ASOA Valence's relegation to the French third tier.
The 34-year-old has gone on to become a firm fans' favourite at Home Park, making 306 appearances for the Pilgrims.
During that period Argyle have climbed from League Two to the Championship before slipping back into England's bottom tier over the last two years.
But Larrieu is hoping to draw a line under the Devon club's demise after being rewarded with a testimonial match against Premier League newcomers QPR on 20th July, which will see the return of manager Neil Warnock, who enjoyed two successful years at Plymouth between 1995 and 1997.
"To have been at this great club for so many years is something that I am very proud of," Larrieu told skysports.com.
"We might not have had a great deal to celebrate in the past couple of years, but hopefully the fans will see this as a way to turn the tide and bring some cheer back to the club.
"Plymouth has become a second home to me because I have spent a large part of my life here.
"Neil Warnock has been involved with the club in the past and the fans have very fond memories of him and he was really up for coming back to the club when I asked him about it.
"He made it really easy for me when I was trying to arrange it and I think that he is really looking forward to it too as he had a great time here.
"The fans love him here, so it should be a great occasion and a time to just release all that negative tension from the past few years and celebrate what could be a huge turning point in the club's fortunes."