Captain Matt confident Romford can steal from Magpies

PUBLISHED: 14:00 22 January 2016

Romford manager Paul Martin speaks to Matt Frew (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin speaks to Matt Frew (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Defender has belief in the squad that they can get another win in the Ryman North this weekend

Romford captain Matt Frew is relishing the prospect of a trip to Dereham Town in Ryman North tomorrow (Saturday).

Paul Martin’s men achieved an important 2-0 success over Heybridge Swifts last weekend, but remain 17th in the table.

Boro are 10 points above the relegation places, though, ahead of facing the ninth-placed Magpies. They have now won two matches this month and are keen to put a run together that would see them move firmly away from the bottom three.

Frew said: “Every week we are looking to get points on the board whether it is a win or draw.

“It is nice to have that cushion above the relegation zone, but we can’t take it for granted.

“We are not clear of trouble yet and we know that. If we can just get on a little run of form, and other teams can drop points at the same time, we’ll soon move up the table and away from it all.”

Romford were looking to build on their weekend win against Harlow at Ship Lane on Wednesday, but the match was called off due to a frozen pitch after passing an inspection earlier in the day.

Frew said it was frustrating for both sets of players, but conceded in the long run – it probably isn’t a bad thing.

The Hawks had won six matches in a row prior to the meeting and it gave Boro the opportunity to get players back fully fit.

“People are carrying colds at the moment, especially myself, so it was nice to rest up before our game with Dereham,” said Frew.

“The boys have been buzzing since Saturday and you can see the confidence is back in them now. Credit to ‘Magic’ because he has made some good new signings and they have really spurred us on. It has given everybody a little kick up the backside and that was needed.

“Dereham were losing 3-1 to Haringey Borough on Tuesday, before drawing 3-3, so I don’t think we have anything to lose and I believe we can go there and get a win this weekend.”

Martin gave Tom Anderson his debut against Heybridge, after signing him from East Thurrock, and Adeyinka Cole has joined from Heybridge, while defender James Ishmail has also returned to the club.

Frew added: “I think the manager has worked wonders by bringing some new players to the club. Tom is an excellent addition from East Thurrock.

“We have Cole now and ‘Ish’ was at training this week. It is good to have that competition for all the boys and everything is positive.

“These signings can only help us push on. We know we need to keep working hard and stay on our toes.

“I am sure with the new team we have got, once we gel, we will start getting some more positive results and I fully believe we can win at Dereham on Saturday.”

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