Bowden: Devils are one rider away from being a good team
PLYMOUTH Devils boss Mike Bowden believes he is one rider away from having a 'very good team'.
The Devils chairman and promoter is toying with the idea of bringing in a new face to keep his team out of the Premier League's bottom two.
Bowden insists he does not want a repeat of last year, where Devils finished one place above bottom team Leicester in their debut Premier League season.
The Devils boss has made a respectable league position the priority this season, with the League Cup being low priority and the Knock Out Cup just a notch above that.
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Devils visit Ipswich tonight (7.30pm) in a rerun of the League Cup tie washed out on May 5.
Plymouth have no chance of winning the cup, but the meeting will be the first of three which will enable Bowden to have an in-depth look at his team.
Devils host Glasgow at the St Boniface Arena in the Knock Out Cup tomorrow (7.30pm), then travel to Leicester on Sunday in the League Cup (6pm).
Bowden admitted: "We're not going to win the League Cup – we're near the bottom of the group.
"Our main priority is the league, then the Knock Out Cup.
"I think we're one rider away from having a very good team indeed.
"From our point of view, the match against Ipswich and the two over the weekend will give us a chance to have a good look at the team and see if there needs to be a change.
"The good thing about the two League Cup meetings is that it's track-time for the boys which they can use for practice and which will help the team gel together more."
Although Bowden is using the League Cup as little more than a training session, he insisted the team would be trying their best at both Ipswich and Leicester.
He said he wanted to at least reach the next round of the Knock Out Cup by disposing of League champs Glasgow in the first round.
He said: "We will be doing our best in the League Cup, although because we can't qualify from our group, it doesn't matter if we lose.
"The boys will go to Ipswich and do their best."
Bowden added: "In a way, it's a blessing in disguise we didn't get any further in the League Cup.
"We've had so many meetings rained off that teams who have done well will have difficulty fitting in the extra meetings."
Devils: Ben Barker (capt), Todd Kurtz, Ryan Fisher, James Holder, Cory Gathercole. Reserves: Nicki Glanz, Gino Franchetti.