OnTheInside: Watch Plymouth Argyle documentary with behind-the-scenes look at Ryan Lowe's side

Ryan Lowe switched Bury for Plymouth this summer, dropping down a division to try and secure success once again in Sky Bet League Two.

"One step back to take two steps forward with this football club," was Lowe's explanation as he took up the vacant position at Home Park.

The new Argyle boss invited cameras into the club ahead of their pre-season friendly against Bristol Rovers at the end of June.

It was the final part of their preparation for the new campaign, with Lowe getting his first taste of their home venue as Plymouth boss.

The film features exclusive interviews with Lowe and his assistant Steven Schumacher as they embark upon a season where they’re attempting to gain back-to-back promotions with different clubs.

It also gives a revealing look into life inside the Argyle dressing room, with Lowe’s pre-, half-time and post-match team talks recorded.

Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe celebrates
Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe celebrates

That insight can be seen before the Rovers friendly where Lowe told his players: "You are a week away from a successful season. It starts now.

"I want you to run through brick walls, not just for us but for each other. To be successful you have got to stick together.

"This stadium, and this football club, we are not losing much games here. You are not losing at this football ground, do you know why?

"Can anyone tell me why, the lads who have been here? Gaz (Sawyer) can you tell me why we are not going to lose here?"

"There are too many to let down," Sawyer replies. "There are too many of them, right?" Lowe answers.

"There are going to 15,000, 17,000, 18,000 fans here when we get going, and we are going to get it rocking believe me, all of us, every single one of us in here. It starts here. Go and put a show on."

Plymouth would go onto lose their final friendly of the pre-season campaign 1-0. After the match, Lowe reassured his squad that he was confident in their ability to win their League Two season opener at Crewe the following Saturday.

Antoni Sarcevic scores for Plymouth against Colchester
Antoni Sarcevic scores for Plymouth against Colchester

"I want that ruthlessness edge from every single one of you on Monday morning, alright boys?

"And then we are going to go to Crewe and turn Crewe over, without doubt, without question, so start getting that in their head now as well.

"Whether it’s a 1-0, a 2-0, it doesn’t really matter. We are taking three points and your first £500. All agree? Good lads."

The following week, Argyle started their league campaign with a 3-0 victory, a brace from Callum McFadzean, with a Joel Grant strike in-between, enough to secure three points.

That has seen the Pilgrims move into 7/1 second-favourites to win the League Two title this season.

Click on the video above to watch the full 14-minute documentary.


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