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Accrington Stanley to face ‘King of Benin’ Boco
12:40pm Friday 27th September 2013 in Football
JAMES Beattie knows the threat former star Rommy Boco could pose when Accrington Stanley travel to Plymouth tomorrow – but says the Reds’ focus must be on their own performance.
Stanley face Boco, nicknamed the ‘King of Benin’, for the first time since he rejected the offer of a new contract and opted to join Plymouth in the summer.
The 28-year-old was Stanley’s top scorer last season, netting 10 goals from midfield, and has also found the net twice since his move to Devon.
But Beattie’s thoughts are not on the opposition tomorrow but on trying to secure the Reds’ first league win of the season.
Stanley have lost eight matches in a row and sit bottom of League Two.
“Rommy was a very influential player for us last year, he had a huge say in us surviving and for that we thank him,” Beattie said of Boco.
“He had aspirations to move on and he did that. But I will say that it depends on what we do at Plymouth.
“It’s not about other players, he’s at a different club now.
“If we apply ourselves and play like we can do, then it’s all about what we do.”
Keeper Ian Dunbavin is among those closing in on a return from injury and Beattie is remaining positive.
“I alwys come to work with a smile on my face, it’s very challenging but I do really enjoy it,” he said.
“It’s a great job and I see myself being successful in it. I know that we can turn things around.”
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