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Boro boss Martin will never stop fighting and is keen to battle until the season ends

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 February 2018

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford manager Paul Martin is not giving up and wants to fight until the very end for his beloved club.

Martin, who has been in charge of Boro for more than 10 years, is urging his players and the supporters to keep fighting on with him in a bid to avoid relegation from the Bostik North.

Boro are currently five points adrift at the foot of the table, after a chastening 9-1 loss at Heybridge in midweek, and are set to take on high-flying Barking at Ship Lane on Saturday (3pm) and Martin believes it’s time to stand up.

“I have the support of my chairman and the supporters who come week in and week out and they stand by me and my decisions,” he said.

“There are a lot of people out there at the moment back stabbing and waiting for me to quit, but I have never quit anything in my life, and I’m not starting now.

“If we can stay up then everyone will be praising me, yet when things are going bad they criticise you, I’m not going to stop fighting until the end.

“Like the great leader that is Winston Churchill said ‘we’re going through hell, keep going’.”

Martin has had constant changes in personnel this season and there are problems off the pitch too, but he wants everyone to not only fight for survival but for the club’s existence.

He said: “So many things are going on right now, personnel never being the same, not knowing if we can run next year, where we’ll be playing, so we’ve got to try do everything to keep this club afloat. That is even more important than relegation.

“We’ve got to keep going, that is the message I want to put out to the players, the club and the supporters.”

The long-serving manager says they must install a fighting mentality into their squad and hope their luck starts changing.

“We want to turn this around, it’s hard when you have a lot of new players who don’t know the club, the ones that do and have been around are fighting and we need to drill that into the new players heads as well,” he said.

“Hopefully God will look down on us and give us some of the results we need.”

He also revealed not even relegation will stop him fighting for the club, adding: “If we go down, I will go down with them and come back up.”

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