Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe has issued a warning to Bristol Rovers after their FA Cup win over Bromley last night, setting up a Second Round clash with the Pilgrims.
Lowe has a pundit on the game for BT Sport between the two, as a third-minute goal from Pirates striker Jonson Clarke-Harris sent Bromley crashing out of the competition in the replay after a 1-1 draw in the first meeting between the pair.
Luke Leahy netted with just over ten minutes to go during the tie at The Memorial Stadium, before Chris Bush hooked home to set up the replay.
On the game, Lowe said: “I know Graham has said it wasn’t an entertaining game and they’ll play a little bit more football than they did tonight.
“They’re going to have to play better than that to come up against a Plymouth Argyle team.”
Rovers and Plymouth have already faced eachother twice this season, the Pilgrims winning on penalties in the EFL Trophy earlier on this campaign with Rovers having won during pre-season at Home Park.
The performance from Coughlan’s side was criticised by their own supporters, with the home side of Bromley putting Bristol Rovers under pressure for large periods of the game.
However, Rovers held out for the game as they have done on so many occasions this season and sealed progression into the next round.
Having seen Bristol Rovers play his Plymouth side twice already, Lowe will know what it takes to beat him and give them a tough 90 minutes.
The Pilgrims manager will feel as if he has even more of an advantage now having seen the type of performance that Rovers put in on Bromley’s 3G surface and he will believe that Rovers are there for the taking on December 1st.