Enthusiasm and Enjoyment

THE enthusiastic approach that comes naturally to Argyle manager Ryan Lowe and his staff is clearly having a positive impact on the Pilgrim players.

Like any football manager, Ryan enjoys the victories and can’t abide losing, but he is always careful to avoid the extreme emotions that are so easily detected by professional footballers.

The Greens have enjoyed far more wins than losses in the last few months, lifting us to fourth in Sky Bet League Two, but the bigger challenge is staying up there, starting with the weekend trip to Stevenage.  

“I enjoy the wins, don’t enjoy the losses, but you can’t get too high or too low because the next one is around the corner,” said Ryan.

“We are always looking for the next one. An old Bury mate of mine text me to say ‘is it just the next one’, and I’ll stick to that. There are 20 games left and we will keep level-headed. We are in good form and we have to make sure we keep pushing.

“It’s harder [when you’re on form] because you have to keep pushing and you can’t get complacent. Even with the staff, we want to make sure we’re striving for excellence, as well as the players.

“We’ve got to make sure we’re all on the same page, tweaking little things here and there. You have to be on it every single day, so that when our lads see us, we’re always enthusiastic and they can bring that to the table as well.”