Taming Different Animals

ARGYLE will tackle a different animal at Stevenage today, as we look to maintain the excellent winter form that has taken the Pilgrims up to fourth in Sky Bet League Two.

Graham Westley is now in his fourth stint as Stevenage boss and famed for the unique approach and style he brings to teams, which is a conundrum the Greens will have to figure out at the Lamex Stadium this afternoon.

The two sides met at Home Park in the reverse fixture just four weeks ago and it required a last-minute goal from Niall Canavan to win the game for Argyle, but manager Ryan Lowe is confident the positive run can continue at Stevenage, followed by the visits of Crawley and Newport next week.

“We always look at the next one and you can see the work we’re doing with the clean sheets and goals, but we know other teams will pose a threat,” said Ryan.

“Stevenage will pose a different threat to Crawley and then Newport next week. You can’t take anything for granted and we certainly won’t with Stevenage.

“Graham Westley’s teams are different animals, they do different things with different styles. He’s got a lot of new players in now and new signings.

“We respect Stevenage and they might be looking to get one back on us because we scored a 93rd-minute winner. We’ve got to be ready for that test and we will make sure we are.”