Men of the Month

MANAGER Ryan Lowe and striker Luke Jephcott have swept the board in January's Sky Bet League Two awards.

Lowe and Jephcott have won the Manager and Player of the Month awards respectively for the opening month of 2020, when scintillating form propelled the Greens into the Sky Bet League Two promotion places.

It is Ryan's first Manager of the Month accolade during his tenure at Home Park, occurring after his third consecutive nomination - although he did win three monthly awards last season during Bury's promotion campaign at the same level.

The Greens collected a division-leading 13 points from six games in January, netting 14 times in the process, losing only once - a narrow defeat on New Year's Day to league leaders Swindon Town.

Luke overcame stiff competition from EFL stalwarts like Ollie Palmer and Nicky Adams to win the individual accolade after a quite incredible month.

The Pilgrims' academy graduate was recalled from his loan spell at Southern League Premier side Truro City and immediately thrust into the starting line-up for the Greens' trip to Scunthorpe United on January 4.

He marked his first competitive start under Lowe with a brace - his first goals in professional football. Incredibly, he followed this a week later with another pair at Carlisle United, before bagging his first league goal at Home Park against Crawley Town - taking his tally for the month to five goals.

Luke's goals contributed to a superb month of results for Lowe and his side - who have made a superb start to life in 2020.