THERE will be no distractions for the Argyle players as we head into the final 12 games in a pulsating promotion race in Sky Bet League Two.
The Pilgrims travel to Bradford City today and a big atmosphere at Valley Parade, but Ryan Lowe’s Greens have the experience and maturity to handle these testing situations in the pursuit of three more valuable points.
Bradford recently parted company with manager Gary Bowyer recently and turned to a club legend in Stuart McCall, which should represent a different type of challenge to the one faced by Argyle in defeating the Bantams at Home Park earlier in the season.
“There are a lot of experienced teams, players and managers around the top half of the league,” said Ryan. “Experience is valuable at times when you’ve got leaders in the squad but, for us, we can’t take anything for granted.
“That experience stays with us from day one but we’ve just got to be focused and that’s what the lads are. You need to be [focussed] over the next 12 games, we’ll have no distractions, take them away from the boys and we’ll give it a real good go.
“They [Bradford] are a very good team, they’ve got some good players and rightly so, they should be up there. Stuart McCall’s come in now and he’s made a couple of changes in personnel and will probably play a different style to what Gary [Bowyer] did.
“We’re going to Bradford and Valley Parade and there’s probably going to be 16,000 fans there, so that’s going to be a motivation in itself. We’re used to 11 or 12 (thousand fans), we’ve had 15,000 on New Year’s Day, so it’s a buzz for us, it’s what we want.”
“They’re going to pose their own threat but so are we and we’ve got to go there full of confidence.”