Martin: Cray can cause problems

PUBLISHED: 13:15 27 March 2015

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Romford visit Hayes Lane to take on fellow battlers Cray Wanderers

Romford boss Paul Martin expects a resurgent Cray Wanderers to pose his side a threat when the clubs meet on Saturday.

Cray had looked all but relegated at the start of March but two wins in their last two games have given the Wands hope of surviving.

Boro themselves have strung a good run of results together recently which has seen them move five points clear of danger but Martin remains cautious ahead of the match.

“Cray are a very good side. They’re in good form and will have home advantage. We played them earlier this year and I don’t know why they are where they are,” said the Romford chief.

“We will rotate the squad to rest legs. It’s no disrespect to Cray, it’s just that we’ve had a lot of games lately and the squad’s healthy at the minute.

“They’ll be strong and fast. They’ll be good at counter attacking. We’ve got to make sure we’re switched on and don’t make the errors that cost us goals.”

Wednesday’s win over Barkingside allowed the Ship Lane outfit to increase their gap over the teams currently in the relegation zone.

But with both Side and Cray having games in hand over Boro, Martin has warned his players that the season is far from over.

“We need at least seven points from our last six games to know we’ll be safe,” added the Boro manager.

“We don’t want to go into the last three games still in there but if we are we’ll just have to get on with it.

“We’ve got tough games left against teams fighting for the play-offs, not mid-table teams that are playing for nothing.”

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