Trust Me

‘TRUST me’ was Ryan Lowe’s message to the Green Army after Argyle slumped to their first home league defeat of the season.

Argyle’s famous support saw their team slip into the lower half of Sky Bet League Two because of Cheltenham’s smash and grab 2-0 win, barely a month after back-to-back wins had seen the Pilgrims top the table.

The disappointment of the Home Park crowd was evident at the final whistle, which Ryan understands.

“The fans have brilliant and they will be thick and thin Green – that’s what we want,” he said.

“We sympathise with them, they know that, and the frustration will kick in. Listen – trust me – they will have more good times, than bad times, under me.

“I understand them getting frustrated, that’s fine, but keep with the team, keep sticking with them through thick and thin.”

Part of the unhappiness comes from the fine form shown by the unbeaten team leading the division, not that Ryan’s focus is anywhere but Home Park.

He said: “We want to be worried about us. We’re not firing on all cylinders at the moment. They have had a good start. Fine, good luck to them but that’s out of our hands, out of our business.

“Our business is here. Home Park. Plymouth Argyle. The Green Army. The 12th man. We’ll make sure we get the good times going. We are, at the moment, in terms of the football, the philosophy.”

Ryan also revealed that he had heard from Argyle owner Simon Hallett after the game.

He said: “I’ve just had a nice text from the chairman to say: ‘Well done; it’s nearly there.’

“We see that; we know. It’s about just keep doing the right things. We’ll score goals and, ultimately, we’ll keep them out at the other end, also.”