Romford 'believe' they can down league leaders

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 January 2016

Romford captain Matt Frew (pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

Romford captain Matt Frew (pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

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Boro skipper previews clash with Sudbury and backs management team

Rhys Madden of Thurrock punches clear from Matt Frew of Romford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Rhys Madden of Thurrock punches clear from Matt Frew of Romford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford captain Matt Frew insists the squad believe they can upset Ryman North leaders AFC Sudbury this evening.

The Yellows make the trip to Ship Lane having lost just four times all season in the division.

But Paul Martin’s men know they have what it takes to upset teams vying for promotion because they have already done it this year.

Frew played his part as Boro completed a league double over rivals Hornchurch and they also held Thurrock to a draw back in November.

He said: “The boys were buzzing at training on Monday, but we know it is important to start getting some results on the pitch.

“Hopefully we can do it against Sudbury, it will be a massive ask because they are a top side, but if we turn up and work hard we know we can do it.

“We did it before against Hornchurch, twice this season so we can do it. The belief is there from the boys, we just need to do it now on the pitch.”

Romford’s skipper praised the training sessions that Martin has been putting on for the team this season.

He believes the Boro boss is doing everything he can to ensure results improve for the Ship Lane club.

“The training session on Monday was decent and the boys were all buzzing,” added Frew. “Magic does some really good sessions for us. Since I have been back I have been so impressed with them.

“He puts so much time and effort into each one. He makes them enjoyable for us, but does make us graft as well.

“If you have a smile on your face, because you are enjoying it, you don’t mind doing that bit of graft.”

Martin spoke last week about the need to improve results despite the club sitting in a relatively healthy position – eight points above the relegation places.

Frew admits it is down to the players to produce the goods because the likes of Martin, Mark Lord and Alex Goldstone are working as hard as they can.

He added: “It is us players that are letting the club down, it isn’t the management team. We need to step up and be counted because there is only so much Magic, Lordy and Alex can do.

“We have been good in dribs and drabs, but it is about time we started doing it on the pitch because the management can’t be doing anymore than they are doing at the moment.”

Romford’s captain is set to feature this evening after being given the all clear to play after struggling with a neck injury he picked up in Boro’s clash with Barkingside on January 2.

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