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‘Romford are too good to go down’ but Lord admits wins need to start coming

PUBLISHED: 14:30 10 April 2015

Mark Lord of Romford (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Mark Lord of Romford (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

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Boro assistant manager insists team need to start picking up points

Jack Barry of Romford heads the ball clear against Brentwood (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)Jack Barry of Romford heads the ball clear against Brentwood (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Romford assistant manager Mark Lord has told Boro’s players they need to stop feeling sorry for themselves if they are to stay in Ryman North.

Paul Martin’s team shipped plenty of goals at Ship Lane over Easter as they lost 5-0 to Brentwood on Saturday, before landlords Thurrock ran out 6-2 winners on Monday.

The mood in the Boro camp is not great as they prepare to entertain Kent outfit Thamesmead Town tomorrow (Saturday).

Lord said: “You can imagine how confidence is, it is low. It is a crucial game on Saturday, but the next three are all crucial.

Tyrone Scarlett netted for Romford in their defeat against Thurrock at Ship Lane (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)Tyrone Scarlett netted for Romford in their defeat against Thurrock at Ship Lane (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

“We will have to go again and we will be geeing the boys up.

“I still think we are too good to go down, but we have heard that plenty of times before haven’t we?

“Maybe the players need to think they aren’t too good to go down.”

Lord expects changes to be made to the team this weekend following their heavy defeats over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Abs Seymour of Romford tries to get beyond the Chatham defence (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO)Abs Seymour of Romford tries to get beyond the Chatham defence (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO)

Romford are expected to welcome Abs Seymour, Nick Reynolds and Eddie Hart back into the squad after Seymour was ruled out of the clashes against Brentwood and Thurrock due to suspension, while the other two were unavailable.

Lord is pleased to have all three players back and believes the return of Seymour will have a huge effect on the team.

“No doubt there will be a few changes on Saturday,” Lord added.

“I don’t know what Paul is thinking yet, but he won’t be happy about conceding 11 goals in those two matches.

Nick Reynolds of Romford takes a shot at goal against Heybridge Swifts (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)Nick Reynolds of Romford takes a shot at goal against Heybridge Swifts (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

“Abs, Nick and Eddie will all be back this weekend. You do miss a player like Abs. When he is on song it helps the team tick and we have not got many leaders in the side.

“We miss his leadership and sometimes, when players are having a bad game, it takes someone like Abs to go into a crunching tackle to get everyone fired up and spurred on again.”

Tomorrow’s clash is Boro’s first of three games against teams languishing in mid-table.

The earlier meeting, which ended 1-0 to Romford, was Lord’s first game back, but he admits things haven’t gone to plan since.

He added: “Since that game it has been a struggle. But we still believe we can get out of this trouble.

“Coming up is three mid-table sides in Thamesmead, Cheshunt and Ware and three teams we can beat. We need to put pressure on others so Saturday is a must-win.”


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