Romford boss Martin wants to keep unbeaten run going
PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 April 2018
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Romford manager Paul Martin believes confidence is running high ahead of their clash with promotion-chasing Potters Bar Town this weekend.
Boro welcome the Scholars to Ship Lane on Saturday (3pm) as they look to keep battling to remain in the Bostik North and extend their unbeaten run to six.
Martin’s men currently sit bottom of the table level on points with relegation rivals Norwich United after beating them 3-0 in midweek thanks to a brace from Carlos Djalo and a goal from Ernest Okoh.
“Confidence is massive now, everyone has got that bit between the teeth, but we’re Romford, we know we can have a disaster game the next game so we’ve just got to keep doing what we’ve been doing in the backroom staff,” said Martin.
“We need to keep giving them the confidence, keep giving them advice, and know these games are not cup finals, they’re just everyday life for this club.
“We don’t want to go down, we don’t want to be playing in the Essex Senior League, but nothing is safe at the minute but we have given ourselves a good chance.”
The long-serving boss admits this weekend is huge for his side but they’re up for the challenge.
“It’s massive, they’re a good side, and they’re still chasing automatic promotion so they’re not going to take their foot off the pedal,” Martin said.
“They’ve got good movements, some very good players, but if we turn up we’ve got a chance. The work rate is there and hopefully we can give another good account of ourselves on Saturday.”
Martin also praised the Scholars squad and pin-pointed Michael Murray and Eoin Casey as their danger men, adding: “When you see people scoring goals every week like Michael Murray and Eoin Casey you know they’ve got quality.
“I think he has got 25 goals in 40 games, so we always do our homework on everyone, and it’s all about whether you can keep those players quiet to give yourself a chance.”
The Boro boss feels they have blown the relegation race wide open again with their recent form, saying: “I think we’ve pulled Cheshunt and Ware back into it, no disrespect five games left, 15 points to go.
“I asked the players to see if we could go the rest of the season unbeaten, they’re halfway there now, so if we go the rest of the way we stay up.”