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19 October 2015

Boco happy to make first Blues appearance at Newport

Pompey fans could be forgiven for not knowing too much about the man who replaced Kal Naismith after 59 minutes of their victory at Newport.

When Rommy Boco completed a move to the Blues last month, he was immediately loaned out to Havant & Waterlooville.

That enabled the Benin international – who had previously been with Indian Super League outfit Bharat – to get some much-needed match fitness.

And he is delighted to be linking-up with Paul Cook again after the pair previously worked together at Sligo, Accrington and Chesterfield.

Boco said: “It was a great feeling to come on and it’s a pleasure to be part of this team.

“I was contracted to a club in India and needed a bit of fitness, so I asked the manager if I could train at Pompey.

“He knows I can play a few positions and wanted to add me to the squad, so I was happy to accept that.

“It’s fantastic to see the direction the club is going in and the large number of fans that go to the games.

“When I had the chance to come here, it was a no-brainer really and I was really pleased to sign.

“The opportunity to be at a club like Pompey is a great one for me and hopefully I can do well here.

“I wasn’t expecting to be involved so quickly, so I was pleased to be able to come on and make a contribution.”

Boco’s debut was a successful one, as Matt Tubbs grabbed the only goal of the game in first half stoppage-time.

“We looked strong,” said the 30-year-old. “But we were a bit inconsistent in how we played and I think you’ll see a lot more when we’re at 100 per cent.”

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