Argyle manager Ryan Lowe fears return of fans could soon be over

Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe fears that fans could soon be stopped from attending games at Home Park again.

Further restrictions are being predicted after the surge in coronavirus cases across the country.

Plymouth is currently in Tier 2 so crowds of up to 2,000 are allowed at Home Park, as was the case for the League One game against Oxford United last night.

However, the city has not escaped the recent significant rise in Covid-19 positive tests.

When asked whether he was worried that fans might be stopped from going to games soon, Lowe replied: “I think so, yeah, to be honest. I am a bit.

“It will be a shame won’t it, but this year has been a bit crazy hasn’t it with the virus?

“Ultimately, we need to save lives first and foremost. So it is what it is. I would rather not many people die and have no fans in all honesty.

“But I also want the fans to be here and the virus to go away as quick as it come really.

“Whether that happens with the new testing equipment that is coming in, the vaccines and whatever else, hopefully we have still got fans in and around to help us.”

The latest review of the tier restrictions across the UK is set to be announced by the Government today.

As it stands, Argyle will be allowed a crowd of up to 2,000 for their league game against Gillingham at Home Park on Saturday.

However, that will not be the case should Plymouth be moved to Tier 3, for example.

Fans were only allowed to return to Home Park for the first time this season at the start of this month.

A limit of 1,808 was set when Argyle staged ‘a test event’ against Ipswich Town on December 5.

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