ON SATURDAY 15 Feb 2020 AT 15:00
MAN IN THE MIDDLECREWE VIEW ON THE GAME
IN 26 GAMES HE SHOWN 86 YELLOWS AND 2 RED CARDS
ASSISTED BY Paul Kelly and Justin Amey
Fourth Official : Ross Martin[
David Artell has told the club’s official website that he is not surprised that Ryan Lowe and his Plymouth Argyle side have come good at a crucial part of the season. The Pilgrims took a bit of time to adjust to League Two following their relegation last season but given time, Lowe has implemented his own ideas, integrated his own players and style and they are now reaping the rewards.
Plymouth are currently fourth in League Two and four points adrift with a game in hand against Macclesfield Town still be played. It is all very tight at the top of the table and Plymouth are on an impressive run of just two defeats in their past 11 matches. They have won eight of those games to propel themselves up the table. Crewe are on a fine run of form also having remained unbeaten in the last seven games.
It is all geared up to be a real classic at Home Park but we will be the underdogs in the League Two top-of-the-table clash a at Home Park tomorrow, With their resources and the players they have got they should do well, and we will go there as underdogs.
We are higher in the table but we are underdogs because of their resources, their crowd, the fanbase they have, the players at their disposal, but that's not a problem.
They are a big club and whenever little old Crewe rock into town we will be seen as underdogs, but we have shown we can go to big places and beat good teams before.INJURIES
Chuma Anene remains a doubt for this weekend’s top of the table encounter at Plymouth Argyle after he suffered some swelling around his knee after being forced off against Oldham Athletic. Anene has scored 9 goals this season and came in for leading scorer Chris Porter at just the right time. Porter has recovered from his hamstring injury to replace Anene against Oldham and in his first start since early December, the veteran striker scored a brace in a 2-1 win over Crawley Town in mid-week.
Crewe has also been boosted in the last couple of weeks with the return of Tom Lowery and Nicky Hunt ARGYLE VIEW ON THE GAME
WHEN Argyle marched away from Gresty Road with a 3-0 win on the opening day, few would have predicted our hosts from Crewe Alexandra would be sitting second in Sky Bet League Two for the reverse fixture.
Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe has spoken of his own admiration and gratitude for Crewe Alexandra as a football club.
Admiration because of the way Crewe have always stuck to their principles of a possession-based game.
And gratitude for making him a better player during three spells with the Railwaymen.
However, all those good wishes for Crewe will be put to one side when they provide the opposition for today's clash at Home Park.
Antoni Sarcevic, George Cooper, Conor Grant, Joel Grant and Byron Moore have all played for Crewe during their respective careers as well as manager Ryan Lowe and his assistant Steven Schumacher.INJURIES
Down to Aimson and Taylor the only two out this week with Taylor should be back for next Saturday game
Argyle have played Crewe nine times at Home Park, winning five games, drawing two and losing two.A message from Target Travel
PAFC Football Specials will be running for the last time tomorrow 15th February 2020.
PA4 will not be operating through Southway, Whitleigh, West Park due to lack of staff, we apologise for this but there will be dupes on the PA3 from The George Park & Ride.
Unfortunately no other operator has come forward to take these routes on but we have tried.
We would like to Thank you all for your loyal support. COYG.Looking Out for Speedo Mick
ARGYLE manger Ryan Lowe took time out from plotting the Pilgrims’ Sky Bet League Two promotion push to catch up with living Merseyside legend “Speedo Mick”.
Speedo Mick is attempting a mammoth 1,000-mile walk from John O’Groats to Land's End in nothing more than his swimming gear in a bid to raise money for disadvantaged young people.
Big-hearted Everton fan Speedo Mick – real name Michael Cullen – began his challenge on December 11 in Scotland, originally having his sights set on raising £50,000 for his Leave the Light On charity.
He has since raised more than four times his target, taking the total to more than £200,000.
The walk has reached the Westcountry, so Pilgrim boss Ryan tracked him down to North Tawton this week to his support to a fellow Scouser and invite him to Home Park for this weekend’s Sky Bet League Two fixture against Crewe Alexandra.
I am going for a 2 - 2 draw