Romford striker glad to be back

Reynolds returns in 5-0 defeat

Romford’s Nick Reynolds had something to cheer, despite his side being on the wrong end of a 5-0 loss against Enfield Town.

Striker Reynolds was back in action as a substitute, after recovering from two badly broken fingers, and is hoping to return to the starting line-up as soon as possible.

After netting seven goals in 12 starts, Reynolds snapped the ring finger and little finger on his left hand at home and had pins inserted during surgery.

He explained: “It was a freak accident. I went down in the kitchen and the next thing I knew I was going off to hospital.

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“It was very painful at the time, but I had an operation to put pins in and they said I’d be out for 6-8 weeks.

“I was on painkillers for four weeks over Christmas, which wasn’t the best, and all I could do at the gym was ride a bike. Every time I tried to run I could feel the pins.

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“I’m back two weeks quicker than I thought and I was happy to get back out there, but it wasn’t the best game to come back into!”

Boro were 3-0 down when boss Paul Martin sent Reynolds on for debutant Chris Sullivan just past the hour.

“It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be,” added Reynolds.

“I was in better shape than I expected, but I want to get fully fit as quick as possible and hopefully in the starting team this weekend or the next.”

Boro visit bottom club Ilford on Saturday, looking to end a three-game losing streak during which time they have failed to hit the net.

Reynolds would like to be the one to halt that drought, adding: “Enfield are the only side who have come to us and played us off the park. They gave us a bit of a lesson.

“But we’ve got to take it on the chin. We’ve been beaten, now we’ve got to bounce back.

“We probably expected to get four points from the games against Redbridge and Thamesmead and didn’t get any. We need to up it and get a run going again.

“We’ve got a great bunch of lads and enough talent to contend, but we’re struggling for consistency.

“It’s the first time we haven’t performed against one of the bigger sides, we do normally raise our game, and we’ve got to try and gel quickly and get back on track.”

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