Peak Pilgrim Condition

ARGYLE have played 14 games in the past two months, five already in February and another one coming up at home to Cambridge United on Saturday in Sky Bet League Two.

The heavy schedule is the same for all EFL clubs and no complaints from the Pilgrims, with manager Ryan Lowe delighted with the fitness levels of his players after the 1-1 draw at Macclesfield last night.

The Greens have a thorough fitness plan set down by head of fitness and conditioning John Lucas and physio Dave Galley, ensuring they are given every opportunity to perform at their optimum on a match-day.

“They are fit and you won’t see anybody going down with cramp,” said Ryan. “Fair play to John Lucas and Dave [Galley], they get everyone in pristine condition.

“We work them as well as we need to work them and, at the moment when the games are Saturday-Tuesday, you can’t put too much into them. It’ just tactical stuff, showing them videos and clips.

“We’re over the moon with how they are, the fitness levels and the standards they set every day in training. We’ll dust ourselves down and move on to the next one.”

The added factor that makes such a huge difference to Argyle energy levels is the fantastic support from the Green Army, with another tremendous following joining us on a cold Tuesday night in Macclesfield.

“Thanks to the fans as well, it was 600-700 coming this long way and they appreciate the point,” said Ryan. “We all want three points but Macclesfield is a tough place to come, they’re going through a rocky patch, so we’re pleased with the point.

“We will get back to the drawing board, rectify the mistakes and move on.”

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