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Romford boss ‘like a broken record’

PUBLISHED: 16:15 10 January 2011

Romford manager Paul Martin (left) and assistant Mark Lord (TGS)

Romford manager Paul Martin (left) and assistant Mark Lord (TGS)

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Another postponement frustrates Martin

Romford manager Paul Martin admits he is beginning to sound like a broken record.

Boro suffered yet another postponement at the weekend as their Ryman One North clash with Wingate fell victim to a waterlogged pitch.

And Martin is growing increasingly frustrated by his side’s lack of action.

Boro are due to visit Heybridge Swifts tomorrow night and Martin said: “I was a bit disappointed as there were only four games off. I’m sick and tired of whinging about it!

“I can’t see how ours was off when they played at Ware and Waltham Forest.

“Maybe we should’ve waited to have the pitch inspection until 12, instead of 10am. The sun broke through and the wind picked up after that.”

Martin has a strong squad available for the trip to Scraley Road and hopes his side can keep Heybridge’s bad run going.

He added: “They’re not in great form and I hope that continues, but like I said before, everyone is due a win.

“I’ll have a strong squad and will have to leave two or three out and it’s also a bit awkward there as it’s a 7.30pm kick-off.

“It can be hard to get out of work that bit earlier. You need to be there for 6.15 to get players ready and to have a decent warm-up.”

Beyond that, Boro are due to visit Cheshunt, Tilbury and Brentwood, before their rearranged league cup tie at Dulwich on January 25.

“There’s plenty of football to come, I just hope the weather is a bit more kind,” said Martin.

“We’ve got to start getting these games on. Hopefully if it does rain again, we can get some volunteers down to the ground to help with forking the pitch.”


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