Staying Power

IT has not always been plain sailing for Ryan Lowe’s Argyle this season, but his side are forever determined to get the right result for the Green Army.

The Pilgrims fought hard to earn a late 1-1 draw at Macclesfield Town in midweek and Cambridge visit Home Park on Saturday for the next instalment in a compelling race for promotion from Sky Bet League Two.

Argyle came from a goal down to defeat Crewe at the Theatre of Greens last weekend and that late spirit, along with a belief in the coaching staff philosophy, is reaping reward.

“Sometimes the game doesn’t always go to plan, especially early on in a game,” said Ryan. “When you’re drumming into the boys what you want, we always say you’re never beaten until the final whistle. Our lads have been showing of late that coming from behind demonstrates character, resilience and a desire to not let anyone down.

“When they know that they have the Green Army behind them a million percent, they’re not letting anyone down and that, for me, is how we got back into the game [against Crewe last Saturday].

“The group of lads we’ve got have bought into everything we’ve asked them to do from day one. It took a little while for them all to get used to it because sometimes I say to them ‘I’ll take responsibility for giving the ball away, especially in the areas that I want you to play’.

“We feel that we’ve got good enough players to play the way I want to play. They never come away from a plan and we can’t be any different, we can’t go back to front. We always need to play football the right way, and that’s what we’ll continue to do.”