A general view of Home Park before Argyle's League Two game against Newport County on Saturday, February 1, 2020 - Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK(Image: Phil Mingo/PPAUK)

Storm Dennis threatening to put dampener on Plymouth Argyle's top-of-the-table clash with Crewe Alexandra

The fourth-placed Pilgrims are playing Crewe, who are second, at Home Park on Saturday


Plymouth Argyle will make the best of it whatever Storm Dennis throws at them, manager Ryan Lowe has declared.

The fourth-placed Pilgrims will play Crewe Alexandra, who are second, in a League Two top-of-the-table clash at Home Park tomorrow.

The weather forecast for the 3pm kick-off is heavy rain and winds of up to 70 miles per hour.

It is a match which is important to the automatic promotion prospects for both clubs, and Storm Dennis could have a large say in it too.

Another 10,000-plus crowd is expected at Home Park as Argyle aim to build on their 3-2 win at Salford City on Tuesday.

The Pilgrims had to contend with strong winds, as well as hail and sleet, in Greater Manchester so difficult playing conditions will not be new to them.

Lowe said: “We can’t do nothing about the weather can we? We can’t factor it into any preparation.

“We can’t just put the blowers on outside and train in 70-mile-an-hour winds.

“What you will have to do, if it is the case, you will have to adapt to it, hence there will not be any long balls being kicked.

“Our ground has the horseshoe so hopefully the wind doesn’t get onto the pitch.

“It was blowing a gale on Tuesday night, but I think we have still got to focus on our football and I’m sure Crewe will be the same.

“If it rains, if it’s windy, it is what it is. We have just got to deal with it.”

Crewe are coming to Home Park on a seven-match unbeaten run, which has included wins in each of their last four games.

They beat visiting Crawley Town 2-1 on Tuesday after a 90th minute goal from striker Chris Porter.