Bouncing Back

ARGYLE have a swift opportunity to make amends from the Newport defeat on Saturday, as we welcome Salford City to Home Park on Tuesday night in Sky Bet League Two.

While the Pilgrims went down to a late winner for Newport, the EFL new boys from Salford snatched a last-minute draw at home to Port Vale and Argyle boss Ryan Lowe is expecting a tough game against big-spending visitors.

There is tremendous respect for the rise Salford have made through the football pyramid and a very dangerous side, but the Pilgrim focus will be entirely on how we can perform to get the three points.

“When you’ve lost, you want to get another game to bounce back,” said Ryan. “We won’t be disrespecting Salford, they’ve got a big budget and they’re signing players. We know it’s going to be a tough task but we’re at home.

“It’s about us and what we can do. We’ll nullify their weaknesses and every team we come up against will be fired up to play Plymouth Argyle.

“[Salford manager] Graham Alexander always has a competitive team and I’m pleased for them to get in the Football League, but we’re not too worried about what they’re doing. We will look at what we’re doing and how we can nullify their weaknesses.

“We try to take games to most teams, especially at Home Park. Even at Newport, we took the game to them but the result is what matters. We’ll bounce back and Salford will pose a different type of test.

“Not everyone can have a brilliant game every week, there is always room for improvement. We’ll put the plan in place and it’s up to them [the players] to follow that plan. What I like about my squad is they’ve got the right attitude.”