Keep On Playing

WHILE the superstars of the Premier League enjoy a winter break from the rigours of professional football, those further down the pyramid are as busy as ever.

Argyle face the prospect of six Sky Bet League Two fixtures over the next three weeks, starting with Saturday’s trip to Colchester United, but manager Ryan Lowe is happy to be in the rhythm of a tough season.

His good friend Steven Gerrard is manager at Glasgow Rangers and Scottish football has deployed a winter break for a while, but not always to the benefit of team form.

“I speak to Stevie at Rangers and they have a winter break but find it tough to get back into a rhythm,” said Ryan. “It’s all fine having a break and the lads getting away on holiday, but I’m not too sure.

“At our level, I don’t think it’s needed. When there is no Premier League football on, a lot of clubs will get more fans but I think it can disrupt your preparations.

“If we were to have two weeks off now, when we’re in a rhythm, I wouldn’t like it. At our level, people can’t afford to go to Dubai for a few days anyway, so I think League One and League Two should stay the same.”