DO not judge a book by its cover.
Giant forward Enoch Showunmi will do whatever it takes to help Argyle’s play-off push, and is eager to show the Green Army that there is more to his game than just being an out and out target-man.
“I like the ball to my feet as well,” said Enoch, who has joined Argyle on loan from Notts County for their seven-game League 2 run-in. “I like running with the ball. I’ve got a bit of pace for someone who is 6ft 5in, so it does surprise defenders a bit.
“There’s more rounded aspects to my game, but I will do what the manager needs me to do in the team: if he wants me to be the target-man, I can do that; if he wants me to run in the channels, I can do that also. I can mix up my game a bit.”
Enoch, 31, comes to Home Park after a recent spell along the coast at Torquay United.
“Hopefully I can help the boys push on a bit,” he said, before joining his new team-mates for Monday-morning training. “I will do my utmost. Obviously, I’m fit – I’ve played a few games for Torquay – and I will do my best here, use my experience, and hopefully it will be a good seven games.
“I was at Torquay at loan and the renewal didn’t go through for whatever reason. It was kind of a last-minute thing when [Argyle] came in, and I thought ‘Yeah, I’ll come down’. I know the manager has been after me a few times in the past.”
Nigerian international Enoch made his Football League debut at Home Park, for Luton, and has since played for seven other clubs in England and Scotland, and is familiar with at least two of his new team-mates.
“I’ve got memories,” he said, of his first game, which ended with an early substitution after he picked up a yellow card. “It was great to make my debut. There was a big crowd. It wasn’t the greatest game for myself, but I remember it clearly.
“I come in now, a lot of years down the line, and have established myself as a player.
“I played with Maxime [Blanchard] at Tranmere, and me and Marv [Marvin Morgan] go way back to even before we were professional footballers.”