THE arrival of Rommy Boco at Argyle is a further indication of John Sheridan’s forward planning.The 28-year-old attacking midfielder is one of a quartet of new signings who illustrates John’s clear intent on taking the Pilgrims’ game to the opposition when the new season kicks off on August 3.
Rommy, who will wear the number eight shirt, joins Lewis Alessandra, Marvin Morgan and Reuben Reid as summer arrivals at Home Park and John said: “I’m very pleased to get him.
“He’s got a good goalscoring record, knows this division, and with things not happening with Jason Banton, I wanted someone to come in who was similar to the way Jason plays.
“I think Rommy fits that criteria very well. He can play left, right and down the middle. He’s very comfortable; has got good feet; runs at people, and he gets a goal.
“I have said that, hopefully, we are going to be attack-minded, and with him, Lewi, Marvin, Reuben and other players who are going to be pushing for the starting positions up front, we are going to be strong and hopefully we are going to start scoring goals.”
Although Rommy come to Home Park three weeks into pre-season training, John has no concerns about his fitness.
The Benin international – and friend of former Pilgrim Reda Johnson – played in the League of Ireland last year before joining Accrington Stanley.
John said: “He played with Sligo in Ireland and, after their season finished, he went to Accrington. I think he played more than 60 games last season, so I don’t think there’s any problems. He looks a fit lad anyway.
“Hopefully, he’ll come in and settle quickly. We need to get him on board and get him in and around the team as quickly as possible. He’s a little bit behind the players but he looks naturally fit.”
Meanwhile, John sent a good luck message to Jason Banton, who played for Argyle in the second half of last season on loan from Crystals Palace.
On Wednesday, Palace loaned Jason to League 1 Milton Keynes, who the Pilgrims play in a friendly on Sunday.
“Everyone knows I was interested in him, but Jason’s gone to MK Dons,” said John. “I wish him all the best there.”