Boro target run of form
PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 December 2015
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Martin expects his talented young side to string together a few wins soon
Romford manager Paul Martin is confident his men will put together a positive run of form soon and hopes it can start when they host Soham Town Rangers this weekend at Ship Lane.
Boro host the Cambridgeshire outfit with just goal difference separating them both in the division.
They are on 23 points each with Martin’s men one place higher in the table – sitting 17th.
“I don’t think we have moved from that position for about six weeks now,” said the Romford boss. “It seems that way, but if you take out the two wins we got over Hornchurch then we would be in the bottom three.
“Our recent form isn’t to do with the work-rate or hunger of the boys, it is just a little bit of naivety and inexperience that’s costing us.
“I know we are capable of beating any team in this league and it is just about getting the rub of the green. Having a cross with a bit of quality, which can sometimes get you on your way. We just need to go on a little run where we get nine or 12 points.
“It will happen for us. We had the eight-game winning streak a couple of years ago and every season we do it so I know it will come.”
Although Romford haven’t lost too many league games of late, they have only gained one victory in the division since the start of November.
Last weekend they were beaten 3-1 at home to Cheshunt with some of the goals avoidable according to Martin.
They have worked on things, though, and will aim to be more solid at the back tomorrow (Saturday).
“We have gone over stuff in training this week defensively so hopefully we can put it into practice,” added Martin.
“It just depends on the day and if the team turns up we can get something from the game, if they don’t, then we won’t get anything.
“We will be positive and I would expect us to take at least one point from the match, but we will be doing everything we can to get all three.”
Martin will have Ryan Boswell available for the first time this weekend since his return from Brentwood was confirmed last weekend.
Jamie Dicks is expected to stay in midfield again and the Romford boss admits he is looking for his forwards to rediscover their touch in front of goal.
He added: “Ryan drops in at right-back so that’s sorted and ‘Dicko’ can go in midfield or cover George Woodward at left-back.
“We just need to get the forwards scoring goals so you are hoping one of the three or four can go on a little run and nick three or four goals to get you a few wins.
“Thurrock’s game with Harlow on Tuesday night was called off after a late pitch inspection so hopefully ours is on this weekend.”