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Bostik North: Romford bid to bounce back at Brentwood Town

PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 April 2018

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Boro beaten 1-0 at Witham Town on Tuesday night

Romford will look to bounce back from their midweek disappointment when they visit Brentwood Town in the Bostik Premier on Saturday.

Boro returned to the bottom of the table on Tuesday after going down 1-0 away to Witham Town.

The Ship Lane side are now two points adrift of Norwich United, who represent safety.

However, a win for Romford on Saturday coupled with a defeat for the Planters would see the Essex club move back out of the relegation zone.

And Boro boss Paul Martin knows it is imperative his side do take something out of their trip to Brentwood.

“If we get a result on Saturday, it could turn back in our favour again and I expect it to keep changing a lot,” he said.

“We have to get something out of the game and the aim for us is to win our last three matches and just hope that Norwich don’t pick up any more points.

“Brentwood have a decent home record, so it will be tough for us this weekend, but we have to get something from it.”

Romford’s preparation for the Brentwood game has been far from ideal, with the club currently doing all they can to ensure they have a goalkeeper for that game.

Rob Budd, who has been a regular between the sticks in recent weeks, is unavailable for Saturday’s game, leaving Martin to try to formulate another plan.

“We’re working as hard as we can to resolve the goalkeeper situation before Saturday,” he added.

“We have enough goalkeepers signed to the club, but at the minute we’re struggling to have one available to play for Saturday.

“Dan Cossington is also a doubt for the game and the boys are looking a little burnt out at the minute.”

After the trip to Brentwood, Romford entertain Grays Athletic next Wednesday, with both opposition teams having already secured their own safety.

And with both Town and Athletic having little to play for, Martin admits that makes it harder to know what to expect.

“When a team has nothing to play for this season, sometimes they’re not as good as they have been this season because their players think their job is done,” he said.

“That makes it tough for us to know what to expect with games against some of those sides this week.”

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