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Romford boss ‘would play all year round’

PUBLISHED: 15:23 18 August 2011 | UPDATED: 15:23 18 August 2011

Romford manager Paul Martin (George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin (George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

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Waiting is over for impatient Martin

The waiting is finally over for Romford boss Paul Martin.

Boro begin a new Ryman Division One North campaign tomorrow (Saturday).

And if Martin had his own way, they would keep playing for 12 months a year.

He said: “You can only cut the grass in your garden when the season finishes and I’m itching to get back.

“If I had my way, I’d play all year. That’s my hunger for football and Romford Football Club.

“Pre-season has been comfortably, with more wins than losses, but the results don’t matter.

“We had a fiery game at Aveley on Monday, which was what we wanted, and if we take that attitude to Harlow, we could upset them.”

Martin has left no stone unturned in his bid to improve the Romford squad, casting his eye over scores of trialists this summer.

And, despite expecting the 2011/12 campaign to be their toughest yet, he thinks Romford can maintain their year-on-year improvement.

He added: “I don’t think I’ve put the same starting XI out twice in pre-season games, with the amount of trialists we’ve had.

“It’s awkward, but you want to give them a chance to impress and make sure everyone gets some minutes on the pitch.

“You want to see players hold their own and see what they’re about so there’s no point playing weaker teams.

“I think only six players in total were with us last season, but with the quality we’ve brought in, I want us to be fighting up there.”


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