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Change in Pilgrim Pattern

30 November 2019

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ARGYLE have enjoyed the rare luxury of watching the scores come in on a Saturday afternoon, as we prepare to make the trip to Bristol Rovers on Sunday, with the slightly earlier kick-off time of 2pm at the Memorial Stadium.

For manager Ryan Lowe and his players, the change in pattern will bear no relevance on tomorrow’s fixture, as we seek the win that would see us in the hat for the third round draw of the Emirates FA Cup.

“It doesn’t [make much difference],” said Ryan. “We adapted our week and still had the normal prep for the game as we would on a Saturday.

“The kick-off is an hour early, so we just get up an hour earlier. We’ll be in a hotel down there on Saturday night and doing everything properly. We’ve got a fully-fit squad and hopefully it stays that way.”

After winning 1-0 at Bolton Wanders in round one, tomorrow is a second away game at Sky Bet League One opposition but the differing levels are of little relevance to the gaffer.

“Measuring yourself against League One clubs and players is different but we don’t tend to look at it because the leagues change,” said Ryan.

“Where we’re trying to get to is tough and you could say there are teams and clubs in League Two that should be in League One, but measuring ourselves against them is irrelevant at this stage.

“We went to Bolton and beat them, but it was a scrappy game. We tried to play some good football and we’ll have to see what type of game it is at Bristol Rovers on Sunday.”


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