Dan’s the man for Romford

PUBLISHED: 13:46 21 December 2010

Danny Mulrooney of Romford (TGS)

Danny Mulrooney of Romford (TGS)

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Mulrooney to return

Danny Mulrooney will return to the Romford line-up for their Bank Holiday clash with Ilford - if the game goes ahead.

Goalkeeper Mulrooney has battled his way back to fitness after surgery and is set to come into the side in place of Adam Rafis, who is unavailable during the Christmas and New Year period.

Neil Finn is due to have an operation on his knee tomorrow (Wednesday), while Elliot Anderson broke his hand in a freak accident soon after signing for the club.

But Boro manager Paul Martin has no qualms with selecting Mulrooney.

He said: “Dan’s more than capable of playing in this division.

“He did well for us last season and has been ticking over playing on Sundays so will play against Ilford, if the game is on.”

Boro saw their Ryman One North trip to Enfield Town at the weekend frozen off and a league cup tie at Dulwich, scheduled for tonight, has also been postponed.

And Martin is hoping for a quick thaw to enable his players to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat against leaders East Thurrock.

He added: “The East Thurrock game came at the wrong time for us and a couple of things didn’t go to plan.

“I’ve got a two-game ban and that was not a game I wanted to be sat in the stands for. Then Alex Read pulled out on the night with flu and Paul Kavanagh pulled up just before the game in the warm-up.

“They were the better team on the night, though. They looked dangerous in attack, while we didn’t test their keeper enough.

“We still looked organised, considering we hadn’t played for weeks, but I’d rather lose to someone like East Thurrock than Ware.

“We’re hoping to train on Thursday and it would be nice to get back out there and play again. It’s started thawing out so maybe pitches will end up waterlogged and that will be the problem.”

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