Clayton wants Romford consistency

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 August 2013

Paul Clayton wants Romford to claim a play-off place this season (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Paul Clayton wants Romford to claim a play-off place this season (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Stalwart setting sights on play-offs

Long-serving Paul Clayton wants Romford to build on their superb opening home win over Waltham Forest and reach the Ryman Division One play-offs this season.

Record appearance holder Clayton was among the goalscorers in the 4-0 win at Ship Lane in midweek and claimed it was the perfect response after their opening-day defeat at Needham Market on Saturday.

Paul Martin’s men host Waltham Abbey tomorrow (Saturday) before visiting Erith & Belvedere on Tuesday and Clayton said: “It was great to be back in action and it’s always nice to get on the scoresheet.

“The boys knew it was a must-win game if we want to push for the play-offs. We played very well, but it’s only one game and we must be consistent.

“Hopefully we can put a run together now and stay in touch with the play-offs.”

Boro came up just short last season, finishing in a highly respectable eighth place.

But manager Martin has kept the nucleus of his squad together and made a few additions, with Luke Stanley and Robbie Norris both catching the eye against Forest.

Clayton added: “The new players seem to be enjoying it and have strengthened the squad.

“We will be looking to take all three points on Saturday, especially being at home.”

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