A Group That Cares

THERE is a real buzz around Home Park at the moment – you’d almost be forgiven for thinking we weren’t relegated last season; such is the optimism surrounding PL2.

Ryan Lowe and his team have brought a new sense of optimism to the Pilgrims, a solid run of results to start the season, coupled with tantalising performances, have shown that the hope may not be misplaced.

Tuesday night’s draw against Salford was unfortunate, it would be fair to say that the Greens deserved the full three points, but manager Ryan Lowe trusts his players, he knows what they need to improve, and almost more importantly, so do they, as we welcome Walsall to Home Park today in Sky Bet League Two.

“They know where they can improve and get better and that’s a good thing for a manager because you know that they really care,” said Ryan. “We’ve got a group that care. They’re desperate for success.

The Greens were responsible for manufacturing 27 attempts on goal against Salford on Tuesday night - the most attempted by any side in the division.

“I was pleased up until the final third, I felt we should have hit the target more,” said Ryan. “We got into some good areas, but I think our fluidity from back to front was very good, very pleasing.

“It’s not a problem, we just have to be a little cuter, a little sharper in the final third, a bit of better decision-making, and we’ll work on that.”

Lowe believes that it’s obvious to the Green Army and the wider footballing world that his Pilgrims are playing the way he – and they – want to play, but they aren’t yet the finished article.

“We know that we can improve every single day, we improve every single day on the training pitch - like we will today and every single game.,” he said. “I think everyone’s seen now what we’re trying to do and what we’re trying to achieve, the chances we are trying to create, which we are.

“We won’t change for no-one.”