Search

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)

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League

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.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

Rainham captain Jas Hothi in batting action during the Mid-Essex League Division One season. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Spring Fark Park outfit in the middle of poor patch of form, but will be confident of getting back on track soon

Yesterday, 22:41
Essex's Ashar Zaidi

Pakistan all-rounder Ashar Zaidi blazed an unbeaten half-century to strengthen Essex’s chances of joining Middlesex in the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals.

West Ham team for Europa League clash with NK Domzale

The Hammers looked rusty as they were beaten in the Europa League despite Mark Noble strike

Yesterday, 17:00
Havering-atte-Bower captain James Walker. Pic: TGS Photo

Broxhill Road club in wonderful form at the moment and face a crucial fixture on Saturday

Yesterday, 15:30
Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge is hugged by Chris Assombalonga after scoring against Leyton Orient (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2016/17 season

Yesterday, 12:02
Jim Reynolds pictured with Stalkers Lily

Romford Greyhound Stadium has terminated its contract with a high-profile trainer after accusing him of “bringing the integrity of the sport into question”.

Yesterday, 11:30
Hornchurch's Marc Whitlock (left) looks on with captain Roy Smith at Harrow Lodge Park (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Harrow Lodge Park outfit hosting famous team and have numerous events taking place in and around clubhouse today

Wed, 15:34
Scott Doe will captain Dagenham & Redbridge this season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers defender confirms he will wear the armband after being asked by boss John Still

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now