Rest, Recovery, Results

CHRISTMAS football is about rest, recovery and results.

Argyle took a positive first step in that mission with the battling 1-0 victory at Cheltenham on Boxing Day and the next task will be the visit of Stevenage tomorrow, followed by Swindon on New Year’s Day at Home Park.

Manager Ryan Lowe welcomed the specialist team from Marjon to aid that recovery on Friday and today will be about a short, sharp spell on the training pitch.

“The key is the recovery, making sure you get the recovery into the lads,” said Ryan. “We had them out yesterday, doing a bit of work on the grass and a bit of fun.

“We had Marjon down, a lot of sports therapists for the lads to have a massage, so a big thank-you to them. It’s about rest and recovery, get plenty of fluids and food in them. We are out on the grass today, short and sharp work.

“We tell the lads that everyone needs to be ready over the festive period because of the amount of games. At the drop of a hat, someone could have a muscle injury, or not feel well, anything can happen.

“We’ve just got to make sure our lads are ready if called upon, hence the lads we called on [at Cheltenham] were on it and put in a shift for us. It doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll play tomorrow because we’ve got the squad to bring freshness. If there are changes to be made, they will be made.”