Romford boss Martin wants to continue current form against Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 16:00 03 November 2017

Romford manager Paul Martin and assistant Mark Lord (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin and assistant Mark Lord (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford manager Paul Martin wants his side to continue their cup form and lift themselves off the bottom of the Bostik North table.

Boro travel to Potters Bar Town on Saturday (3pm) and will be hoping to make it three wins in a row after two cup victories this week.

After beating Hornchurch 2-1 in the Velocity Trophy on Saturday, Boro won 3-1 at Maldon in the Essex Senior Cup in midweek, but Martin is under no illusions about the tough task they will face against the mid-table club and wants his side to worry only about their own performance.

“They were unbeaten for the first month of the season, so they’re going to be a strong side,” said Martin.

“The pitch isn’t going to be the greatest, so the boys are going to have to adapt to it and make sure we continue the way we played last week.

“We’ve got to concentrate on our own performance and not worry about what they’ve got. Last time we played them was four or five years ago and they had a really strong side.

“This season they’re scoring goals freely so we need to make sure we’re defending well as a team, while we also make sure we get up the pitch more and create more chances of our own.”

The Boro boss admits he has moved a lot of players around this week and it has paid off, so he will be hoping it continues in the league.

“We’ve shifted a few players around and put them in different positions which has worked well so far,” he said.

“Players on the outside have now got to look at how they can get back in or get a spot in the starting line-up.”

Martin will be in the dugout for his 500th match in charge of Romford when they host league high-flyers Haringey Borough on Wednesday evening, but he said: “For me, it’s just another game of football. I don’t think many other managers have done that before, so I’ll add that to my record list.

“What a hard game to have it on, though. They’re absolutely flying and are one of the most up and coming teams right now.

“We gave them a good game at their place and if I’m honest we were very unlucky not to come away with anything.”


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