Romford boss Martin sees no reason to panic

PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 January 2015

Romford manager Paul Martin. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Romford manager Paul Martin. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

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Boro manager confident in squad to turn it around.

Romford manager Paul Martin is not panicking at his side’s recent form in Ryman North just yet.

Boro failed to register a single win throughout December and headed into their New Year’s Day fixture with Great Wakering Rovers just three points above the relegation zone.

But despite that run, Martin insists there’s no reason to be worried.

“It’s all about survival for us, but I am not worried yet,” said Martin.

“It is what it is and we have always been battling away over the last six seasons.

“If we are still in the bottom six come the end of January then there is obviosusly more cause for concern.

“But I am not worried at the moment as we have been playing okay, we just haven’t had that bit of luck or rub of the green in recent weeks

“You have bad runs and you have some good runs over the course of the season.

“At the moment we have to take our recent run on the chin, but I’m confident we can turn it round.”

Having seen last weekend’s game with Thurrock called off due to a frozen Ship Lane pitch, Boro are set to host fellow strugglers Maldon & Tiptree tomorrow (Saturday).

And Martin hopes to capitalise on some inconsistent results of late from Alan Kimble’s side.

“They have got a bit of money, but we all know that’s not everything at this level of football,” he added.

“Maldon have had a few bad results of late and it’s still a relatively new team Alan is trying to gel together.

“But at the moment you can never predict results from one week to the next in this division this season.”

Midfielder Callum Ibe should be available for the Boro boss to call upon this weekend after his sending-off at Barkingside, unless the match at Great Wakering was postponed yesterday.

Captain Jack Barry will return to the squad for Tuesday’s visit to mid-table Thamesmead Town.

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