Newport County Vs Plymouth Argyle -Preview

RYAN Lowe’s Plymouth Argyle look to continue their flawless start to the League Two season as they travel to Rodney Parade to face Newport County on Saturday afternoon.

The Pilgrim’s are on a strong run of form after three consecutive victories, including Tuesdays success over Leyton Orient in the Carabao Cup.

Lowe made five changes for the midweek clash and now has a conundrum on who deserves a starting place on Saturday.

The Argyle boss admits he has a ‘selection headache’ but told Plymouth Live that it is all part of his Job.

Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe

He said: “It’s a good part of the job. Some of the lads who played on Tuesday night were probably a little bit unfortunate not to start the first game of the season.

“But I’m the manager, I make the decisions, I have to pick the team. Sometimes you will get it right and sometimes you get it wrong.

“At the moment, it’s going right, but what I know – and what the lads know – is they are going to get opportunities, whether that’s through injury or through different cup competitions.

“When their chance comes along it’s over to them to take it.

He added: “Yes, they have given me a selection headache, but also the lads who played on Saturday have given me a selection headache.

“The lads know that. The group is very good and we just want to keep pushing.”

Argyle’s opponents on Saturday, Newport County, have had a much slower start to the season with two consecutive draws in the league.

However, success in the Carabao Cup midweek has seen them draw yet another Premier League side to Rodney Parade.

Newport will face West Ham in the next round and boss Micheal Flynn is hoping that both that and Argyle visit on Saturday will spur on his new signings.

Flynn told BBC Sport: “On Saturday they will get a taste of the real atmosphere Rodney Parade brings.

“Plymouth always travel well, have good supporters and are a big club – a very big club in this league.

“So its going to be a noisy afternoon. I am hoping we get 6000, we will see. It’s one of those games where if we win its an unbelievable start, if we don’t at least we only have to play them once more after this.”

Saturday’s away fixture will be a tough one for the Green Army as they face last season’s Play-off finalists but it will be a game where Lowe is determined to get a positive result.

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