BEFORE visiting Swindon Town in the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, Andre Blackman had not started a game......for Plymouth Argyle since a good performance against Cheltenham Town in the first round of the same competition.
Within six minutes of his appearance, he had opened the goalscoring and would be a threat to the Robins intermittently during the game.
While noting that Andre’s game is far from flawless, Argyle assistant manager Gary Owers praised Blackman for his performance and suggested he is one of several players pushing manager John Sheridan for consideration ahead of Saturday’s home match with Portsmouth.
“He did well for the goal and he got into some good positions,” said Gary of Andre. “He gives us another dimension because he can get round the outside of teams and he’s got that bit of pace. He’s got ability. There’s no doubt about it.
“We’d love to see that on a more consistent basis. If he could do that, he’d be in the team every week.
“One or two players have given John something to think about for the weekend.”