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Romford boss reveals reason behind Paul Clayton’s loan

12:00 28 November 2014

Paul Clayton in action for Romford against Bury Town in the FA Cup earlier this season. Clayton has re-joined former club Ilford on loan. (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Paul Clayton in action for Romford against Bury Town in the FA Cup earlier this season. Clayton has re-joined former club Ilford on loan. (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Martin praises record appearance holder for taking opportunity with local rivals

Romford manager Paul Martin celebrates with Paul Clayton after a win at Sudbury in 2010 (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Romford manager Paul Martin celebrates with Paul Clayton after a win at Sudbury in 2010 (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin allowed record appearance holder Paul Clayton to leave the club last week and join Essex Senior League Ilford on a one-month loan.

However, the Boro boss was quick to point out that this isn’t the end for the 30-year-old and he will be back at the club at Christmas time.

A young Paul Clayton in action for Romford in 2006 (pic: Gavin Ellis)A young Paul Clayton in action for Romford in 2006 (pic: Gavin Ellis)

He revealed Clayton is only moving to the Foxes, his former club, to get his fitness up after suffering an injury following his return from holiday.

“Paul has gone out on loan to Ilford because he needs to get his match fitness up,” said Martin.

“He has come back from holiday, and is one of my most senior players, but can’t get in the team so he has gone out to get games.

“The loan is until Christmas and so he can get games under his belt.

“It is not a long term thing it is just saves him sitting around and not playing.”

Clayton has made 392 appearances for Romford and Martin praised the professionalism of the record appearance holder.

Although it is that time of season where the weather forces various postponements, the Boro manager is hopeful his senior man will get some game time at Cricklefield.

Martin added: “I have a good relationship with Ilford and their manager Allan Fenn.

“I think Clayton knows him anyway and played under him at Ilford before.

“It was nice for him to turn around and say ‘yes I need games’ because some have turned it down this season.

“And those lads have ended up sitting on the bench and then when it comes to it, when I need them, we put them in and they aren’t match fit, so they let us and let themselves down.

“It will be good for Paul. Unfortunately Ilford’s game last Saturday was off and it is that time of season again where the rain will ruin games, but hopefully he gets a few matches.”

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