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Romford boss Martin hoping for a gr-eight night against Thurrock

09:00 01 April 2014

Jamie Dicks in aerial action for Romford agains Redbridge on Saturday. He could face former side Thurrock tonight. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Jamie Dicks in aerial action for Romford agains Redbridge on Saturday. He could face former side Thurrock tonight. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

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Romford face landlords Thurrock tonight in an ‘away’ Ryman One North match hoping to make it an unbelievable eight wins in a row.

Manager Paul Martin was delighted following his side’s 5-0 victory against Redbridge on Saturday, but was very wary of facing play-off hopefuls Fleet following their last-minute defeat to Waltham Abbey at the weekend.

“Thurrock are in the play-offs but they got beat in the last minute Saturday by Waltham Abbey so hopefully their heads are down,” Martin explained.

“Although they could respond if they get a kick up the backside and give us a game but as I say we have just got to keep going game by game and see where it takes us.”

Romford have various players in their squad that have previous experience with Thurrock – Tom Richardson, Ryan Imbert, Robbie Norris and Jamie Dicks to name a few.

However, Martin is sometimes fearful of starting players against their old clubs because of their over eagerness to impress.

“Sometimes it isn’t a good thing playing your old club because they can be too up for a game and start to make mistakes,” Martin added.

“They then panic a bit because obviously they want to prove the other manager wrong for letting them go or leaving, but sometimes I don’t like playing them because you can’t say they are too up for it but they try to do too much instead of being a team player.”

Regardless of who plays for Romford tonight at Ship Lane the starting XI are sure to be full of confidence.

Martin said: “They have got the confidence in the changing room and we had that against Needham, VCD and Sudbury so we’ve got that there.

“We’ve got to take it one game at a time and after 90 minutes see if we are smiling or a little bit disheartened where we haven’t taken the points.”

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