Martin isn’t leaving yet!

PUBLISHED: 17:00 05 June 2015 | UPDATED: 10:20 06 June 2015

Romford manager Paul Martin thanks the fans at the end of the season (pic: TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin thanks the fans at the end of the season (pic: TGSPHOTO)

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Boro bid farewell to captain Jack

Jack Barry celebrates a goal with Romford team-mates (pic: TGSPHOTO)Jack Barry celebrates a goal with Romford team-mates (pic: TGSPHOTO)

When the 2015/16 Ryman North campaign starts in August, Paul Martin will be focused on keeping Romford in the division after confirming he will be remaining as manager of the Ship Lane club for another season.

Boro ensured their Ryman League status by picking up nine points from their final three games to finish outside of the relegation places.

Martin revealed he needed to make a decision about his future following the conclusion of the campaign and now he is staying, his focus is on trying to guide Romford into their new stadium as a Ryman team.

He said: “There were a lot of personal decisions I needed to make and because of work I couldn’t give an answer until the end of May.

“The news on the ground is still ongoing. Every time I want to walk away they have a meeting about Westlands and it is like being on a bit of string at times.

“The club had a meeting on Tuesday and there is more ‘passing about’ that will happen. It is all politics isn’t it? We need to wait another 15 weeks now for someone to go through our application and it might have to go through another person.

“I’ve told Colin Ewenson, our vice-chairman, if it doesn’t happen this season I will be going, but for the time being it is about making sure Romford stay in the Ryman League again.”

Captain Jack Barry has left Boro, though, to join Thamesmead Town. The 23-year-old departs having made 228 appearances for Romford during a five-year spell – hitting the net 33 times as well during his time with Boro.

Martin couldn’t praise his departing skipper enough and insisted no-one can question his decision to leave.

He added: “Some supporters will ask why is he leaving, but come on. Everyone wants to win trophies in their career and unfortunately you are not going to do that with Romford until we have our own ground.”

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