Special Group

ARGYLE manager Ryan Lowe is enjoying the journey of his growing team as we move into the closing weeks of a thrilling Sky Bet League Two season.

Successive 3-0 home wins over Grimsby and Macclesfield last week has kept the Pilgrims beautifully positioned in the automatic promotion places but there remains plenty of challenges ahead, starting with the trip to Morecambe this weekend.

Ryan and a number of his backroom staff did a brilliant job in steering Bury to promotion last season but he is already experienced enough to know the challenge will be just as great this time around with a special group of Pilgrim players.

“I’ve said all along that the group are a special group,” he said. “We’re becoming a very good team, which is what we wanted.

“We’ve got back-to-back wins, two clean sheets is always great but there is still plenty of work to be done. We don’t get carried away, whether it’s 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0. Three points is what we look for and to score six goals is pleasing.

“We’re in that position where you’re there to be knocked off your perch but I’ve said it loads of times: the easy part is getting there, the hard part is staying there.

“Teams that have been up there all season have lost a couple on the bounce or they’ve lost one or two and they fall down a little bit. We can’t worry about anybody else, we just focus on where we are and what we do.

“It’s just about us doing our job. We have had the experience of doing it once [at Bury] but whether that will help us do it twice remains to be seen. There are some good teams, good managers in and around there, and we’re all vying for the same thing.”

The gaffer was looking impressively refreshed at this morning’s Home Park press-call after travelling back from a stint on the Sky Sports’ Debate show last night and a media experience he thoroughly enjoyed.

“It’s always good to be talking about football, they [Sky] treat you well and a pleasure to do some work for them,” he said.