Rommy Boco is key to success, says Plymouth Argyle boss
MANAGER John Sheridan has admitted Plymouth Argyle are not making the most of the playmaking ability of Rommy Boco.
Sheridan believes Boco can ‘cause problems’ for opposition defences but he needs to be brought into the action more by his team-mates.
Boco, 26, started on the left of midfield for Argyle’s game against Wycombe Wanderers at Home Park on Saturday, but did not see much of the ball in a goalless first half.
Sheridan changed tactics after the break, moving Boco behind striker Reuben Reid and pushing Marvin Morgan out to the left.
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There was some improvement from the Pilgrims, with Boco proving an attacking threat for them in his new role.
However, Wycombe opened the scoring with a long-distance shot from Sam Wood in the 70th minute and they went on to win 3-0.
Sheridan said: “Once Rommy went in the middle of the pitch, I thought he worked his socks off. I can’t fault him.
“He caused Wycombe one or two problems once he moved in there.
“He’s good on the ball when he’s out wide as well, but we never get it to him. We are very slow in trying to get it out to him so we can cause problems.
“They (the players) are very single-minded in just looking how they are playing and what they have got to do.”
Sheridan added there was one exception to that comment – 36-year-old centre-back Paul Wotton, who was an unused substitute against Wycombe after recovering from broken ribs.
“He sees how we are causing problems in the game, and he can see how the opposition are causing us problems, so he gets a grip of people in and around him,” said the Argyle manager.
“I think he’s the only player who does that. Some people might think they see it and do it, but they don’t.
“That’s not a criticism of them. That’s probably why they are playing at this level. We need to get a few of them on the pitch.
“If someone is having a tough time and doing the wrong things it just needs a quiet word from someone, but that seems to be me from the sideline all the time at the moment.”
Meanwhile, the Argyle development squad will play away to Bournemouth at Dean Court in the first qualifying round of the inaugural Under-21 Premier League Cup on Tuesday, September 24 (2pm).
The game is open to the public with free admission to all supporters.
The winners will be at home to Watford or Bristol Rovers in the second qualifying round.