Manager says striker Ben Waine making progress but needs ‘a bit of time’

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All Whites striker Ben Waine is on track to become a good player but it’ll take “a bit of time”, says his Plymouth Argyle manager.

Steven Schumacher says of Waine:

“He’s getting better. He has been with us eight months now. Every day he works so hard to improve.

“We do all his extras with him. His all-round game is improving. His awareness and tactical knowledge is getting better so he’s going to be a good player.

“As I say with everybody, it takes a bit of time.”

Waine (22) joined English Championship club Plymouth Argyle who paid an undisclosed transfer fee to Wellington Phoenix for the player.

Since then, he has made four starts and 12 substitute appearances for a return of five goals, three of which have been in this season’s English Football League Cup (Carabao Cup).

Ben Waine’s Carabao Cup goals

Watch Waine finish a 12-pass move by Argyle against Crystal Palace here:

Watch Waine score a double against Leyton Orient here:

Upcoming All Whites games

If selected, Ben Waine will have two international fixtures in October/November.


Game to be played on Wednesday October 18, 2023 (NZT)

New Zealand v Australia
Venue/time to be announced, London

Game to be played on Wednesday November 22, 2023 (NZT)

Ireland v New Zealand
Aviva Stadium, Dublin, 8.45am (NZT)

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