PLYMOUTH CONVERT SANGO’O FROM DEFENDER TO MIDFIELDER

Plymouth Argyle is set to convert former Cameroon Under-21 international from a centre back to a defensive midfielder, the BBC reports.

The 24-year old player played for Argyle boss Derek Adams back in 2012 at Ross County and joined the Pilgrims as a defender after he was released by Blackburn Rovers.

It appears that the club has converted him to a midfielder after he featured in that capacity when they loss 1-0 to Carlisle United in the weekend fixture. After the loss, Argyle manager said: “He was probably the standout performer. He’s a winner and I think that him going in there a bit further forward than the back three helped us.”

Adams added that Sango’o was more comfortable in the role as he was able to offer the usual protection yet allow for chances to be created. Latvia international Nauris Bulvitis getting the required international clearance he featured with former captain of Crawley Sonny Bradley in the centre defence, forcing Sango’o to move forward if he was to feature in the game. He could remain in the position for the rest of the season after his decent performance.

While Sango’o was changing only position, his native Alex song changed clubs. Song lost his place in the team when former coach of Malaga Javi Gracia returned at the end of May following the poor finish in the Russian top flight league. He was released from his contract, so Rubin Kazan acquired him and confirmed the deal on Monday. Song played for Barcelona and spent six years at Arsenal. The 28-year old player spent two years at West Ham when he couldn’t impress at Camp Nou. He has 49 caps to his belt for the Cameroon national team. Song might eventually end his career in Russia as his career winds down.

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