Plymouth had to give up fancy football to beat Dons

Ryan LoweRyan Lowe
Ryan Lowe
Plymouth Argyle 1-0 MK Dons

Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe said his side have had to sacrifice some of their style, which helped them get promoted from League Two last season, to end their losing streak.

Ryan Hardie's second half strike past Andrew Fisher earned Argyle their first win since early November in a 1-0 win over MK Dons on Saturday in a game low on quality for both sides.

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Lowe, who scored 12 goals for Dons in the 2012/13 season, said after losing so many games recently, something had to change and it meant having to change the way they set up in order to turn around their fortunes which they were able to do against his former club.

Lowe said: "We set the game plan out for the lads and they were very good.

"I did say a few weeks ago we will change a little bit, and the fancy football might just have to give up a little touch, although I thought we did play some good football, from side to side, moving it and working our patterns.

"We were on the front foot, right at MK Dons, and the lads took on board everything we asked them to do, so fair play.

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“A small minority of people will be negative about what we are doing. I keep saying it, we are the new boys (in League One).

“We haven’t embedded ourselves in Plymouth Argyle for nothing. We are on a journey."