FA Cup Travel Trivia

ARGYLE manager Ryan Lowe has dismissed the importance of travel when it comes to the FA Cup First Round Draw on Monday evening.

The prospect of long journeys has always been par for the course for the Pilgrims and our superb Green Army, and the players will be given every opportunity to prepare properly if we are on our travels again in the FA Cup.

If, however, a home tie is given to Argyle, it will be a rare month of games in the Westcountry, with our pending away trips down the road at Exeter on Saturday and then the relatively short journey to Forest Green Rovers on November 16.

“It doesn’t really matter, we’ve got a luxurious team coach and we stay in nice hotels,” said Ryan. “We’re here to play football, it’s my job to pick the team and the players’ jobs to go out and perform. Wherever we are in the FA Cup or any weekend, it doesn’t matter.

“It’s the same for teams coming down here. We’re fortunate to stay in the best hotels and have the best team coach. It is what it is and we’re quite comfortable with it.”

The Pilgrims are ball number 33 of the draw, which will be shown live on BBC Two from 7pm. Due to the removal of Bury from the competition, the final club left in the pot will be given an automatic bye to the Second Round.