Jamie's Big Day?

JAMIE Lowry is hoping that his expected full Argyle debut will be a lucky one for the Pilgrims.

Summer-signing Jamie, 25, appears to be favourite to step into the boots of suspended midfielder Conor Hourihane when Argyle visit Rotherham on Saturday.

He will probably be more familiar to the opposition fans than the Green Army when he steps out at the New York Stadium – up until the is season, he played of Rotherham’s close rivals, Chesterfield.

“I’m used to their hostile crowd,” he said. “I’m looking forward to going back up north.

“I had a few wins against them so, hopefully, I’ll be a lucky omen on Saturday.”

Jamie came on as a late substitute during Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Cheltenham, three months after damaging ankle ligaments in a pre-season match at Truro.

He said: “It was a bit of a surreal feeling to finally get on the pitch in a proper league game. I really enjoyed it and I want more of it now.

“I hope to play in every game I’m available for so, if I get selected, I will go out there and give it my all.

“Obviously, after the amount of time I have had off, I’m not at my peak, but, if you don’t play games then you won’t get back to your peak.

“I feel fine - no niggles any more. I don’t feel my ankle any more.

“I’m just loving being back, playing football. It’s so frustrating, watching all the time.

“I have had enough of that already in my career, so, every day on the training pitch, I like to do as much as I can and just enjoy myself.

“We have got quite a competitive squad with a lot of good players in it. So I want to try to get a way into the team, put in a good performance and give the gaffer a bit of a headache.”

It seems that is headache that Fletch will be happy to have.

“It’s good to see him back,” he said.
“The lads love him and he’s a good footballer, so it will be good to see him.”