Larrieu wants regular role
Plymouth's long-serving keeper Romain Larrieu is hoping to play regular first-team football this season.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 11/07/11 3:08pm
Plymouth Argyle's long-serving goalkeeper Romain Larrieu is hoping to play regular first-team football this season after a frustrating campaign on the bench.
The 34-year-old played second fiddle to David Button last season, managing just 17 league starts as the Pilgrims were relegated to League Two.
However, with Larrieu suspended for the season's opener at Shrewsbury next month, the French keeper concedes he may have to be patient once again for his chance to shine.
"Everyone wants to be playing regularly when a new season is around the corner and I am no different, but it will be a little tougher for me as I am suspended for the opening day of the season," Larrieu told skysports.com.
"I was sent off in the last game of last season, so I'm in a weird position and one that I have never experienced during my career, but as a club we are hoping to rebuild next season and I want to be a part of that."
Having fallen from the Championship in the space of two years, the Pilgrims face a transitional period as the takeover of the club is completed and Larrieu is excited about what the future holds under the new owners.
He added: "We've been through a very testing time, but I feel that we are on the verge of coming out of that now with the takeover in progress.
"From that point onwards we can start rebuilding and that will cheer up everyone instantly.
"We might have to sell again because I'm not exactly sure what happens behind the scenes at the club, but that is just part and parcel of football.
"It is a tough time, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel now and everyone is focusing on that rather than the troubles that are behind us in the past."