Ryan Lowe expects nothing but the best from his Plymouth Argyle side, despite the absence of Danny Mayor through suspension.
Lowe said: “All games at Home Park have high expectations because of the fans and they’ve got every right to have high expectations. My expectations are high but there’s got to be a level of perseverance in that expectation because we can’t just jump the gun. We know that the teams coming down here, whatever style of football, we’ve got to be at our best.”
“Nothing is ever easy and League Two is a grind. It’s a tough place to get out of, every team is looking to achieve the same thing and a lot of teams play to their strengths in League Two.”
Mayor picked up his fifth yellow card of the season when holding back Swindon goalkeeper Steven Benda towards the end of the 1-1 draw last week. He will be available for the midweek match against Leyton Orient, but Lowe now has a selection dilemma as to who replaces his star player.
“He’s [Mayor has] got a free week now. He can’t play next week, so it might be a little bit of freshness that he needs because he’s played a majority of the games. He hasn’t trained all week because of his ankle; he’s had an injection to play [at Swindon]. So you have to give a little bit of leeway there.
“He is frustrated at times because he does get dragged around, kicked and pushed. It’s football; it’s a contact sport – we know that. He’s a man, he can take it – we’ve seen the qualities of Dan already – but there’s certain times in certain games when he’s not going to flourish all the time.”