Romford manager Martin is not concerned but wants to keep strengthening his squad
PUBLISHED: 17:00 15 December 2017
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Romford manager Paul Martin is not panicking about his side’s position but will continue to keep building on his squad during the festive period.
Boro are set to host fellow strugglers Mildenhall Town at Ship Lane tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm) as they look to claw some points back on the rest – depending on the cold weather.
Martin’s men currently sit bottom of the Bostik North table, four points adrift of their nearest rivals Norwich United, with one game in hand.
“We’re not even halfway through the season yet and I’m not concerned about where we are as I know we can get out of this trouble,” Martin said.
“I’ve got to do a little bit of homework and try to strengthen in a couple of positions, and try to get this period out of the way and hopefully pick up the points I expect to before Christmas.”
The long-serving manager admits they will be going in a bit blind against Mildenhall after not having them watched due to the distance ahead of the clash.
“We’re going into the game blind as we haven’t seen them play and they’re one of the only teams we haven’t seen play in the league,” he said. “They’re another team with a good budget, an organised team, they started well but are now finding it hard but that could be down to injuries.
“I think both teams will take it as it comes and try to get the three points providing the weather is okay.”
Boro will be boosted by the recent return of Connor Hammond this week alongside three new signings in the form of former Hornchurch midfielder Billy Coyne andidfielder Bryan Kyungu, while the club have also brought Leyton Orient youth team captain Teddy Perkins in on loan.
Martin added: “Billy Coyne, who is ex-Hornchurch and played in the Conference for them, and he was at Aveley at the beginning of the season.
“Then we got Bryan Kyungu – a young a 21-year-old from Tilbury who’s got good height and good ability.
“He’s a good box-to-box midfielder, so we were pleased to get them, but disappointed the game wasn’t on last week for them.”
Martin also revealed they could be in a goalkeeping crisis this weekend as Stephen Reynolds picked up an injury at Met Police on Tuesday evening.