Romford boss Martin wants to keep improved run going

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 November 2017

Connor Hammond of Romford in action against Haringey Borough earlier this month (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Connor Hammond of Romford in action against Haringey Borough earlier this month (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford manager Paul Martin wants to build on their recent form and pick up a vital three points against fellow Bostik North strugglers Aveley.

Boro host James Webster’s men at Ship Lane on Saturday (3pm) and will be hoping to can claw their way off the foot of the table.

Martin’s men have only lost one match in their last six and the manager wants them to convert their cup successes to league points, but believes it will be a tough task.

“It’s a false position Aveley are in at the minute, the same as Cheshunt and I would say probably us,” he said.

“We’re playing well enough to win games. We shouldn’t be bottom, but the reality is we are and Aveley will probably be saying the same thing.

“It’s only a matter of time until they get their win and move up the table, a bit like Barking have, a bit like Witham have, and everyone is going to have a run.

“Hopefully it will be us having that run starting from Saturday instead of them, but with the players at that club they shouldn’t be where they are.

“It’s going to take time. Sometimes when you bring a manager in it kicks off straight away for you and other times it’s a waiting game, but there is still 30-odd games to go and I don’t think anyone is panicking.”

Martin revealed he has a selection headache ahead of the match after playing a changed side in their 2-0 win at Canvey Island in the Essex Senior Cup.

“It’s tough, I didn’t think Canvey were going to put a strong side out, I thought they may have made five, six or seven changes, but they only made two or three,” he added.

“We made five changes because I’ve been trying to keep the same starting 11 for the last four or five games which I think has paid off for us as we’ve got some of the results we wanted.

“But I’m one of those managers who doesn’t like bringing players around the country and making them sit on the bench.

“Anyone knows at any club when you get your chance you’ve got to try and take it and now I’ve got a selection headache.

“I’ve told players they’re being rested for us to give others some minutes, so don’t worry you’ll be back in the team, now I’ve got to sit down and work out who to play. But I’ve got to do what’s in the best interest of winning a game of football.”


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