Leyton Orient attacker Rommy Boco positive there is a lot more to come from himself after late show at Aldershot Town

Rommy Boco fires in the equaliser for Leyton Orient at Aldershot Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Rommy Boco fires in the equaliser for Leyton Orient at Aldershot Town (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

One-time Benin international aware of competition in his position and knows the only way he will start for O’s is by taking his chances

Rommy Boco is congratulated by his Leyton Orient team-mates while Jobi McAnuff (left) hugs Macauley

Rommy Boco is congratulated by his Leyton Orient team-mates while Jobi McAnuff (left) hugs Macauley Bonne after his assist (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

Rommy Boco has promised the Leyton Orient supporters there is a lot more to come from him after scoring at Aldershot Town on Saturday.

The former Accrington Stanley netted his second goal for the club to help them salvage a 2-2 draw at the Recreation Ground.

Boco has only started three games for O’s since joining in the summer and struggled to take his chances when included in the team from the off, but knows he can play a lot better.

“At the beginning the team was doing well and we won a lot of games, so I couldn’t start because everyone was doing well,” said the 32-year-old.


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“When I did start, the manager did me a favour because the team was winning and he still put me in.

“It was his decision, but maybe it wasn’t fair because if I was playing well and he changed the team I would be upset, so he put the player back.

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“But it is so nice to feel the manager believes in me because he puts me in the team and gives me chances.

“Obviously I know I can do better and I need to work on my fitness and show the fans what I can do.”

During a candid post-match interview, Boco conceded he controls whether he starts games or not.

The ex-Sligo Rovers ace admitted he needs to deliver when given chances and if he fails to do so he’ll continue to be on the bench.

Boco highlighted the Halifax Town match as a good example of him not stepping up when handed the opportunity.

Davis started the attacker on the right wing, but he was substituted after 61 minutes having missed two excellent chances and O’s went on to lose 3-0.

“Every time I’ve been asked why I don’t play I always say it is down to me. It can’t be the fault of someone else. It is up to me,” said Boco.

“I started one of the last games and I didn’t have a good performance and missed a sitter, so when it is like that I have the experience at my age to know I can come back and correct what I did wrong.

“I never blame anyone else other than myself and I’ll always work hard and in the past my stats don’t lie. I’ve always played with every manager I have been with and always given my best and respected their decisions.

“Managers don’t have an easy job and I have to realise in my position are people like Jobi (McAnuff), David Mooney and James Dayton, so really good players.

“I am only one of them, so we respect each other and it works well and it is a good group. We go out and eat, so there is no point having an argument or making a problem when there are no problems.

“Only 11 players can start and this week it wasn’t my time, but in the next few weeks there are four games, so I think I will play and start because I always think positively and it works for me.

“But when I play I need to do well because otherwise I will be dropped and if that is the case that’s just football.”

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