Focus on the Orient

IN the wake of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two 1-0 victory over Colchester United, Argyle manager Ryan Lowe had already turned his attention to Tuesday’s Carabao Cup encounter with Leyton Orient at Home Park.

“We know they [Orient] are going be at it,” said Lowe, “they’re not coming here to roll over – no team will, but we have to worry about us, and we have to make sure that we are on point and doing what we were are trying to achieve.

“We want to play the way we play, we want to excite people and, first and foremost, win games of football.”

Paying tribute to Orient’s late manager, Justin Edinburgh, Lowe credited the lasting effect he’ll leave at Brisbane Road. “God bless him, Justin was a fantastic manager, he was a fantastic guy and the way he wanted to play – fair play to him. I think he’s left that legacy behind and I think the lads who are in there now will continue that, I’m sure they will.”

Lowe isn’t using the competition as a chance to a play a weakened side and rest key personnel – which some sides may be guilty of - he wants to win. “The next round the Premier League clubs come in, who wouldn’t want to go through,” he said.

“Every competition, every game we play, me and my staff, and my players want to win.”

“I’m not saying we are going to beat Leyton Orient and go through to the next round, but we want to go as far as possible and that’s our aim.”

Argyle go into the tie following two victories from two in the league, whilst Orient are coming into the game off the back of a 3-0 defeat away at Macclesfield Town on Saturday.