Improving Every Department

ARGYLE manager Ryan Lowe has consistently promised a gradual improvement across all areas of the pitch and that pledge has come to fruition over an excellent winter period for the Pilgrims.

The fine form continued with a 3-1 win at home to Mansfield last weekend, when we survived early pressure from the visitors, to eventually secure the points that lifted the Greens to fourth in Sky Bet League Two.

It all adds up to a confident Argyle travelling to Stevenage tomorrow and the boss is particularly pleased with his players for sticking to their game-plan.

“I’ve said from day one that we’ll get better in every department and we’re certainly doing that,” he said. “In terms of goals scored and goals against, it’s the work we do on the training pitch.

“I haven’t become a genius overnight, it’s not just me, it’s me, the staff and the lads putting the work in. We’re really pleased when we’re scoring goals and even more pleased when we’re keeping the ball out of the net.

“You look at the Mansfield game and we could have been a few goals down, we know that, but we’ll always stick to the plan and do the right thing.

“We are a possession-based team, we like to get crosses in the box and create plenty of chances, which we do. At this moment in time, we’re doing that and scoring goals.

“Sometimes, it’s easy to go away from what you’re trying to do and try stuff you wouldn’t normally try.

“We like to build from the back and that’s why I mentioned the character of the boys [against Mansfield] because it takes character to keep doing that and not get bogged down, thinking they need to get the ball up the pitch.

“We make sure we’re calm and composed and stick to the plan.”