Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe has said that he is looking forward to this weekend’s fixture against Forest Green Rovers. He told reporters that “we are going there full of confidence. I’m really looking forward to it. it’s going to be a great game of football – for once”.
“Bolton was a great performance. Work ethic, desire, game management. We need to replicate that, that’s where you get your points”.
Lowe tends to share a similar philosophy about how the game should be played with this weekend’s opponents and their manager, Mark Cooper. He was not short of praise for him either.
“Coops [Cooper] has done a fantastic job there – he’s one of the good guys, he plays the right way hence why they have been up there the last few seasons. I’ve got nothing but the utmost respect for Coops”.
Playmaker Danny Mayor echoed his boss’ thoughts by saying “Forest Green were a good team last season, they play football and have carried that on this year.”
After that, the attention then turned to the January transfer window and in particular young Argyle goalkeeper Michael Cooper.
Cooper impressed in Plymouth Argyle U23’s 1-1 draw with a young Everton side in the Premier League Cup on Sunday, making several smart saves to keep the scores level. This has prompted much of the fanbase to question whether, Cooper is close to taking Alex Palmer’s current position as starting goalkeeper.
Plymouth Live reporter Chris Errington questions whether “teams would start to take an interest in Cooper”, to which Lowe responded: “good question, I haven’t thought about it because he’s my goalkeeper and he’s connected to us. He’s not going anywhere and if he does we want a lot of money for him.”
The Argyle manager was also quick to point out that it wasn’t just Cooper making a good impression for the young Pilgrims.
“What about Adam Randell? he was the best player on the pitch in midfield. Young Jarvis Cleal played right wing-back and was flying past their under 23’s like they weren’t there, so it wasn’t just Coops.”
The conversation stayed on the topic of January, with Lowe talking about his hopes and prospects for the window. “It is starting to get a bit busy. We’re making connections left, right and centre. We’ve got people raving about us for the right reasons.”
“People are asking ‘Do you want this, do you want that?’ So for me that’s very pleasing”.