Boss says team will have to work their socks off to keep Plymouth's winless run going this evening.
David Artell believes that Ryan Lowe is experiencing his first taste of adversity as a manager but believes that our former forward will come through it. Plymouth Argyle arrive in South Cheshire this evening on the back of five straight defeats and Artell says that it is another test for Lowe in his career, but he has already shown that he can deal with pressurised situations when having to work with the financial issue at Bury and then guiding Plymouth to promotion as well last season.
Ahead of our home fixture this evening, Artell told us: “Ryan had a competitive budget when he was at Bury and then again with Plymouth last season.
“Plymouth were expected to be up there and challenging for promotion and he deserves credit for leading them to promotion in his first year. He had some good players at his disposal and with the ones he was allowed to recruit - but with that came expectation and they came through it.
“It is never easy having to win games with that added pressure. Now they have made that step up into League One and it’s even more competitive. They are fine and have done fine. They are in the middle of a difficult time but they are a good team. They have some very good players and we will have to work hard to stop them.
Artell added: “We have to be wary of them as an opponent because they have good players. Saying that if we play like we can then we have shown that we can be a match for anyone and that includes Plymouth.”