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Friday, January 17, 2014
The weather in England compared to Australia may be ever so slightly different, but Romford midfielder Jamie Dicks hopes he can help the team move back up the league upon his return.
The 21-year-old made the move across the globe with his family for an extended holiday back in November.
In all that time though, the Ship Lane side have only played in seven games due to the horrendous weather.
Most of his other team-mates will be disappointed by the lack of action, but for one, Dicks just wants to be involved as much as he can.
“It was a nice break and when the opportunity came up I was in two minds about whether to go,” said Dicks.
“But I felt it is one of those things I’d love to experience.
“The lads will be disappointed to have missed out on all those games due to bad weather over here, but I am just pleased I have the opportunity to be involved once again.
“I did miss all the boys, although you do catch up on Twitter, but it’s nice to be back and hopefully we can get ourselves back up the table.”
Many use a holiday as a time to relax and over indulge on the food, but Dicks has been keeping up his fitness while Down Under, meaning he hasn’t had as much catching up to do as others.
And though he doesn’t expect to walk back into the Boro side, he’s declared himself fit and ready to go as and when boss Paul Martin calls on his service.
“I used the break away as a mini pre-season really,” he added. “I still went out for runs and the different conditions with the extreme heat will have hopefully helped.
“With that, my fitness shouldn’t be too bad, but now it’s about getting some game time to get back up to match fitness.”
Boro will hope to end a run of a month without a fixture when they travel to Brentwood Town tomorrow (Saturday), with the resurgent Blues now above them in the table.
“I kept up to date with all the results and how the table was shaping up and Brentwood have risen up the table since I left,” said Dicks.
“It’ll be a tough game without having had a game in a long time, but hopefully the boys can get a result. I’d love to be involved, but we’ll have to see what ‘Magic’ (Paul Martin) decides.”