Plymouth Argyle manager, Ryan Lowe, has challenged recent recruit, Ryan Broom, to cement his impressive start at Home Park by adding goals to his game, as per The Plymouth Herald.
Broom, 25, has started the last five games for Argyle in the centre of midfield but is yet to find the net with Lowe telling The Herald: “He has come in and got used to how we play and what we want from him. The thing now is that I’m challenging him to get goals.”
Lowe has however been impressed with Broom’s start and revealed that he is a long-time admirer of the midfielder, who joined on loan from Peterborough at the start of the season, stating: “He’s a fantastic kid, a good player. We have liked Broomy since his Cheltenham days. He steps up to the mark and gives you everything. We want that to continue, we want him to keep pushing on and getting better. At the moment, there are signs he’s getting better every week, so that’s always pleasing.”
Broom may not have expected to be asked to add goalscoring to his game with Lowe’s initial plan to have Broom compete with skipper Joe Edwards for the right wing-back role.
However, following an injury to midfield counterpart, Danny Mayor, Broom’s versatility has seen him being given a chance in the middle with Lowe hoping the goals will follow telling The Herald: “He probably should have scored a couple of goals already. He is unselfish as well and I don’t want to take that out of him because I don’t want him to then shoot when someone is on. It’s one of them, do you leave him to just be and he will find the goal? That’s what the plan is. We will leave him to be.”
After an uncertain couple of years spent at Peterborough and Burton, Broom will be looking to re-capture the form he showed at Cheltenham.
Broom appears to have the full confidence of his manager and given the Pilgrims positive start and Broom playing in a more advanced position, he should be presented with the opportunities to meet his manager’s challenge.