Calvin Ramsay’s Path at Preston: An Insight into Ryan Lowe’s Decisions
In the picturesque setting of Deepdale, Preston North End’s manager, Ryan Lowe, has recently shed light on the limited game time of Liverpool loanee Calvin Ramsay. This promising Scottish full-back, who arrived at Liverpool with aspirations as lofty as his £6.5m fee, saw his initial season at Anfield cut short by injury.
Early Setbacks and Recovery
Ramsay’s journey, marked by a series of unfortunate events including a fresh injury and a bout of Covid-19, seems to mirror a tale of resilience. Despite these setbacks hampering his season before it even began, the 20-year-old has made a mere two appearances since his move to Preston. This figure starkly contrasts with his limited playtime at Liverpool in the previous season.
Lowe’s Tactical Perspective
However, Ryan Lowe has clarified that Ramsay’s sparse appearances aren’t solely due to his misfortunes. The manager’s tactical decisions, aimed at propelling Preston in their Championship play-off chase, have influenced his selection. Lowe commented to the Lancashire Evening Post, “He [Ramsay] is available. He’s just out of the squad at the moment… I have got to look for players who I feel can help – coming off the bench.”
The strategy Lowe employs seeks more attacking prowess from players like Ali McCann or Alan Browne, who can adeptly fill the right-wing-back position. This approach reflects Lowe’s broader vision for the team, where each selection is a carefully considered step towards greater success.
A Glimmer of Hope for Ramsay
Despite the challenges, a ray of hope emerges for Ramsay as Preston has just navigated the intense festive period. With a more relaxed January schedule ahead, there might be a window of opportunity for Ramsay to impress Lowe in extended training sessions and secure a spot in the team.