Social Side

ENJOYING a strong bond with his players has always been one side to the managerial approach of Argyle boss Ryan Lowe and he displayed that with a cheeky nutmeg on one of his players during a recent box-game in training.

The fun and camaraderie is extended across the first-team staff of assistant manager Steven Schumacher, coach Kevin Nancekivell and all the backroom team, but the social side is balanced with a ruthless streak when required.

It is yet another example of the togetherness at Home Park as we prepare for tomorrow’s massive game with leaders Swindon in Sky Bet League Two.

“Everyone knows I’ll have a laugh and a joke with them, I’ll socialise with them,” said Ryan. “They are my team and I want them to put their bodies on the line to get three points.

“When it is down to business, they know I have a ruthless side to me but why wouldn’t you join in with little bits of fun before we start going into the patterns of play and the work you want the lads to put in.

“As you can see, we have good banter and togetherness with the boys, not just me, Schuey was in there with a nutmeg, Nance is not allowed in because he’s not very good in the box game.

“It’s the character we want and all the boys respect that. There is also a fine line once we go into business mode and I’ll always have that.”

New Year’s Day 2020 will long be remembered as one of the great days in Plymouth Argyle history, as the magnificent new Mayflower Grandstand will be fully open for the first time when Swindon Town visit in Sky Bet League Two. We will also be helping to launch Mayflower 400 – from Plymouth to the world.

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