Romford captain: We can stay up
PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 February 2015
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Wroxham visit Ship Lane this weekend before big Redbridge test midweek
Romford captain Jack Barry may be suspended for the match against Wroxham tomorrow (Saturday) and Tuesday’s six-pointer at Redbridge, but he is backing his team-mates to put some victories on the board.
Boro remain in the bottom three of Ryman North after losing 3-0 at Sudbury last weekend – the first of Barry’s three-match suspension.
But Jamie Dicks will return this weekend and Romford’s skipper already knows what will be the focus of their team talk at Ship Lane.
“Thankfully it was only a one-game ban for ‘Dicko’ with everyone else we have out at the moment,” said Barry.
“He has a great engine and him and Abs Seymour are good together in midfield, the only thing lacking from them is goals. But we are lacking them all over the pitch.
“When we played Wroxham earlier in the season it was a freak result (8-0). It was a long journey and to get that result was very disappointing.
“We haven’t got to say much before the Wroxham game, just look at the result before. All the boys will be motivated and we owe them one, we owe them a big one.”
Barry acknowledged Tuesday’s game against local rivals Redbridge at Oakside is also massive, with just three points seperating the two teams.
And he is backing his team-mates to get some positive results this week.
“Every game is must-win now to make sure we get out of this. I haven’t been in this position before, but we have got to stick together,” Barry said.
“We have been playing well, results don’t show that, but we have been creating chances and our biggest downfall is we aren’t taking those chances.
“But everyone gets up for games under the lights and it won’t be the best pitch or the best game, but I don’t care as long as we get three points.”
Although disappointed to be suspended, Barry will be present at both matches and is ready to get his team mates going for both games.
He added: “It is frustrating, but I will be there with the lads doing the warm up and rallying them on.
“I’ll be getting the adrenaline pumping on Tuesday because all the boys would have had work.”
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