Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe has declared that his players are ready for another tough challenge as they face Carlisle United at Brunton Park this Saturday, where they will look to continue their good run of form.

“The boys are looking forward to playing again, We got 9 points from 12 in the Christmas period. It could have been more.”

“We were clinical against Scunthorpe, which was pleasing. We want to keep that going. It’s important for us to finish our chances because we create plenty.”

“We’re on a good run. It’s nice for the staff and the players to get that recognition (manager of the month nomination), we are a work in progress. We are trying to get somewhere special.”

“The lads have shown great desire with the counter-pressing, we work on that a lot. If you can mix that side of the game with playing good football, you can become a very good team.”

Ahead of the longest trip in the EFL Lowe gave the press an idea into his teams preparations for the match.

“We are travelling today (Thursday) for Carlisle, after training.We will stop around Haydock, train at Wigan the next day, and head to Carlisle so that we can break the journey up and do the right work. We’re grateful to Paul Cook (Wigan manager) for helping us out.”

“We travel well, we do the right things and prep right, we have to make sure we train on the way up to away games.”

The manager also gave an update on injuries to wing back Callum McFadzean and Strikers Ryan Taylor and Dom Telford.

“It’s just a day by day progress for them. Dom is doing all his strengthening work, as well as McFadzean.”

“They will be grass based next week which hopefully will see them taking some part in the very near future.”

“Ryan Taylor is still in a boot but he should start running as well next week.”