December 9 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Midfielder’s injury not as bad as feared
Romford have suffered with injuries this season, but received a boost last weekend as it was revealed Abs Seymour will only be out for a few weeks.
It was initially believed that Seymour had ruptured his anterior crucial ligaments after he was on the receiving end of a horror tackle during the 4-0 defeat to Cheshunt.
But an MRI scan revealed positive news and boss Paul Martin said: “Everything went well with the MRI scan and it is a bit of bone bruising.
“Obviously he is still not walking too well, but hopefully we will have him back in training over the next couple of weeks and by the third week he’ll be back in the side.”
It may have come as a surprise for Boro fans to see captain Jack Barry named among the substitutes for that defeat at Cheshunt.
The defender picked up an injury in pre-season and has unfortunately been absent since, but Martin explained why Barry was named on the bench.
“We just named him on there to get him a part of it,” he added.
“He has missed football so much, I think he needed to just be involved.
“He is probably a month away still from actually competing in a game for the reserves or something.”
If it isn’t injuries, it is suspensions that are inhibiting Romford and Joe Oates is now unavailable for three games, starting with tomorrow’s Ryman League Cup tie against East Thurrock.
George Woodward, who has also been injured, is available again though to compensate for Oates absence and Martin said: “Joe is out now. George Woodward has been out for a month with a sore ankle so it was a risk whether we rested Joe (against Soham Town) to give George his game.
“If he got a knock then we’ve got no left-back, but it worked.”
Paul Merson was impressed by Everton youngster Ross Barkley in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.