Haringey Borough vs Romford: Martin wants better from his Boro side
PUBLISHED: 16:00 11 September 2017
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Romford manager Paul Martin knows his side must be better ahead of their clash with Bostik North high-flyers Haringey Borough this evening.
The Boro boss admits he needs to make improvements to his squad and will keep changing things until he finds the right formula.
“We’re going to have a look and keep tinkering with the side, but I tell you what if we go out with an attitude like we did (Saturday) we’re going to get spanked again like we did last year against Haringey.
“They’re a strong side at their place and our performance has got to be 100 times better than what it was against Soham, otherwise we’re going to end up on the end of a thumping.”
Romford suffered a 7-1 defeat away to Haringey last season and Martin says they may have to go there with a defensive game plan.
“If you go toe to toe with them, which I don’t think we can do at the minute because I think we’ll get opened up.
“They’re very organised on their pitch, it’s very wide, they move the ball very quick and how slow we are at the moment we will get tore open.
“It might be a matter of just going there and parking the bus to try and claim a point.”
Martin admits he expects them to be a top side in the league, but will not be focusing on the opposition and the threats they pose too much.
“You don’t know the other teams until you’ve played them once before you can do a bit of homework on them, so they might have added a few new faces whether they’re better than the players they had last year we don’t know.
“They’re a team that normally looks stronger each year though as they have good finance.”
The manager also revealed the starting line-up could change ahead of the match.
“We will have to see we’ve got a couple little niggles here and there.
“There are a couple players out, but at the end of the day we’ve just got to put out a team we think can do the job.
“You sign a squad because they’re all capable of playing every game, so it don’t matter if we leave one or two out and bring a couple in and hope they do better and if they don’t they go back on the bench.”