Injury-hit Romford look to bounce back against Bowers & Pitsea

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 September 2017

Steven Reynolds of Romford makes a save on Hornchurch's George Purcell (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Steven Reynolds of Romford makes a save on Hornchurch's George Purcell (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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An injury-hit Romford will be looking to bounce back from four losses in a row against Bowers & Pitsea this weekend.

Boro manager Paul Martin and his men host the Bostik North high-flyers as they search for a much-needed three points at Ship Lane tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm).

Martin expects it to be a tough game and admits he will keep working tirelessly until he finds the right squad to keep his side up this season.

“They’re a stiff opposition, they’re very strong going forward and they’ve started this season off the way they finished last year – very strong,” he said.

“We’re a little bit battered right now, but we’re hoping we can possibly have a few new signings before Saturday or next week.”

The injury list is building up for the club as Tom Vickers, Adam McGeorge and Chris Taylor have all been sidelined for lengthy spells.

“Tom Vickers is out with a broken toe for four to six weeks,” Martin revealed.

“Adam McGeorge has done his medial ligament and will be out for quite some time. Chris Taylor is two weeks away.”

Martin is delighted with one position in his squad, though, and heaped praise on goalkeepers Michael Gooch and Steven Reynolds for their current form.

“We have got two very good goalkeepers,” he admitted.

“You could toss a coin at the moment as they’re both playing very well. They’re keeping us in games and giving us a chance right now.

“They’re both good friends, they get on really well and are both happy, so it’s good at the moment from a goalkeeping prospective.”

Boro go into the clash on the back of Monday’s 2-0 defeat at Haringey Borough and Martin felt it was a much better performance than Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Soham Town Rangers.

“We did well up until the last six minutes, Steven was brilliant from the first minute until that point and even then we don’t think the ball went over the line,” he said.

“You could say we deserved a point in the game for managing to frustrate Haringey, which not many teams can do.”


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