Martin: We can stop Harlow

PUBLISHED: 14:30 20 January 2016

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

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

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Boro boss looking for side to give the Hawks a good game and reveals latest transfer news

Romford manager Paul Martin believes his team can give Harlow Town a run for their money this evening.

The Ryman North clash at Ship Lane will have to survive some cold weather to go ahead with frost setting in later tonight.

But Boro will go into the clash full of confidence after earning a 2-0 success against Heybridge Swifts on Saturday.

Hawks will be in even great spirits, though, as they have won their last six matches in a row to move up to fifth in the table.

Martin said: “They are right in form and have won six out of their last six. I had a look at their form on the web and you see five W’s next to their name!

“We always give them a game. Whether it is 1-1 or 3-2, we have had a couple of beatings, but generally we have good battles with them.

“At our place I fancy us to give them a run for their money again and it will all be about what happens on the night.

“Whether it is on is another thing because the frost comes down now and it made training almost impossible this week.

“We took them all the way on their home pitch to get a 1-1 draw and they don’t drop many points on the 3G so anything can happen at our place.”

Romford have been boosted in recent weeks by making a number of new signings and completed another transfer at the weekend.

Ade Cole has joined from Heybridge and will join fellow recent recruit Tom Anderson, who made his debut on Saturday.

But the big news is a former player coming back to Ship Lane, Martin said: “Having Dicko’s energy and Tom Anderson in there definitely helped at the weekend.

“Another boost is that James Ishmail is back with us now, but he won’t be available for a couple of weeks just yet.

“He has been training for some time, but isn’t anywhere near match fit so he needs to improve in that department.

“Ade Cole has joined from Heybridge Swifts now, they didn’t want to de-register him before Saturday’s game, but we have got that sorted so we have a lot of new faces.

“It has given some of the other lads a kick up the backside because they know we can bring good players to the club.

“I probably should have done it a little bit earlier than I did, but I am loyal to my players so I gave them time, but changing things has definitely helped.”

Romford will hope those new additions can play a part this evening as they try to halt Harlow’s excellent run of form.

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