Odhiambo still has role to play at Boro
Boro boss Graham Westley has praised Eddie Odhiambo s attitude since returning to pre-season training and believes the defender could still have a role to play at The Lamex Stadium this season. Westley was critical of the former Oxford man over the summe
Boro boss Graham Westley has praised Eddie Odhiambo's attitude since returning to pre-season training and believes the defender could still have a role to play at The Lamex Stadium this season.
Westley was critical of the former Oxford man over the summer for not working hard enough to get back into first team contention during the last campaign.
But Odhiambo appears to have taken the criticism on board by knuckling down in training and has played a part in both of Boro's pre-season friendlies so far.
"Eddie has been training very hard. His attitude and application in pre-season so far have been absolutely first class," Westley told The Comet.
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"I was critical of the way he applied himself last year. I certainly haven't been critical of the way he has applied himself in pre-season.
"Any thought that Eddie is in some way transfer listed we should put to the back of our minds because he is working very hard to get in the 16 and then in the 11."
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A fit, focused Odhiambo could prove to be an asset to Westley this season adding yet another option to what is looking a very strong squad.
Judging by the performance against Brighton, there is a fluidity to Boro's attacking play that bodes well ahead of the Blue Square Premier kick-off against Tamworth next month.
Charlie Griffin linked up very well with Mitchell Cole, whose pace through the middle caused problems all afternoon. Westley admitted he will look to use the former Grays man up front as well as down the left flank this season.
"We know that there are a variety of roles that Mitchell can play," added Westley. "He is certainly an exhilarating player to watch and when he is in the type of mentality that he is in at the moment where his work ethic is strong then that pace is going to cause anyone problems.