Decent Debut

JAMIE Lowry finally made his full Argyle debut at Rotherham, nearly four months after joining the Pilgrims in the summer.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who was injured in pre-season following his move from Chesterfield, replaced suspended Conor Hourihane.

His game preparation had consisted of an hour in a practice match the previous week, and a few minutes as a substitute at Cheltenham in midweek.

“Like the rest of the lads, he stuck to it and dug in for us,” said Argyle manager Carl Fletcher. “You could see he was getting tired towards the end, though.

“It’s nice to have him back. It’s been a long road to recovery and it is good to see him out there.”

Pilgrims’ skipper Darren Purse missed the match – and was replaced by young Curtis Nelson – after a recurrence of a long-standing toe injury.

Fletch said: “I think he’s had it for years, to be honest, and it’s a case of, when it gets sore, he has a little jab in it and hopes it settles down.

“We’re looking at it on Monday.

“You miss him because of his size, which we could have done with. The extra height would have been helpful to us, but that’s the way it is.

“Nelse came in and did well. He stood fast and won a high percentage of his headers.”