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Romford chairman Gardener backing manager and squad to change their fortunes

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 October 2017

Romford players huddle (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford players huddle (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford chairman Steve Gardener is backing his manager and the squad to get them off the foot of the table after losing 2-1 to Bury Town on Saturday.

Boro fell short to a 10 man Bury side at Ship Lane after taking a 1-0 lead only to be pegged back before being on the wrong end side of a 90 minute winner from the visitors Tevan Allen.

“I spoke to Paul last week just to reiterate that from a club point of view there was no extra pressure on him and that we believe as a club that he is the man to get us out of the position that we’re in.

“He then had a meeting with all of the players on Thursday and I think he was just explaining to them what the club means to people, what it means to him and how much he’s hurting and finding it difficult at the moment and was asking for a reaction on Saturday.

“Despite the score line, they did give a reaction.”

Gardener feels the side are playing well enough to start getting results and believes it is down to a lack of confidence they keep falling short.

“It’s very strange to be bottom and to make comments like we’re not playing that bad or we don’t think we’re a million miles away from getting some results, but on Saturday unfortunately we couldn’t hold on to the win against a very good Bury side, even though they were reduced to 10 men.

“It’s a confidence thing I think as soon as Bury got their equaliser you could sort of see the air go out of a few players.

“It’s very difficult as you get into that mindset of we’re going to win a game, when you haven’t won for a long time, then the other side equalise and of course the ascendancies with them and they suddenly found a bit of extra reserve that they didn’t have before, you perhaps lose a bit and unfortunately they got a last gasp winner.

“It was really tough for people to take, myself included as you’re looking at your phone and at one point I’m saying to Colin the vice-chairman look we’re third from bottom now, then 10 seconds later they scored and you’re back at the bottom again.”

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