Martin eyes up more joy for his Romford

PUBLISHED: 16:00 08 January 2016

Romford boss Paul Martin (pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

Romford boss Paul Martin (pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

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Boro boss backing side to impress up against strong sides over the next seven days

Romford are set to face two tough matches in Ryman North over the next week, but manager Paul Martin knows they have it in them to cause some surprises.

Boro are due to visit Brightlingsea Regent tomorrow (Saturday) before entertaining league leaders Sudbury at Ship Lane on Wednesday.

They will go into both fixtures with some extra confidence after beating local rivals Barkingside last weekend.

And Martin believes his men have enough to get positive results from their next two outings.

He said: “I believe we are more than capable of beating anybody in this league. We have 19 games to go and we know we are capable of getting some more good results.

“We have only won six out of 27 games so far and some may look at that as not good enough, but you could argue what do you expect with a team that hasn’t got a budget? It just depends on what way you look at things.”

If Romford are to earn an away win at North Road, they will have to do something they have yet to achieve since the R’s came into the division.

Brightlingsea have an excellent record against Boro and are enjoying another fine campaign as they sit eighth in the standings.

Sudbury, meanwhile, are top going into the second week of 2016 and have lost just four times in the league all season.

Romford played the Suffolk club on the opening day of the season and lost 5-2. They conceded four of those goals in the first 34 minutes at King’s Marsh and couldn’t recover.

But they will hope for better in the return on Wednesday ahead of a tough month.

Martin added: “We have struggled against Brightlingsea in the past, they are a good side and we can’t seem to get a result against them.

“After that we have Sudbury and it is one of the toughest months for us because we have to play Heybridge, Harlow, Dereham and Thamesmead. We are not playing badly, though, and we are not a bad team!”

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