Romford manager Martin keen to break winless run

PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 February 2018

Romford manager Paul Martin and his assistant Alex Goldstone (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin and his assistant Alex Goldstone (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford boss Paul Martin keen to break their five game winless run in the Bostik North but expects a tricky test against Hertford Town.

Boro will travel to Hertingfordbury Park this evening (7.45pm) as they look to pull a few points away from basement club Cheshunt in their relegation battle.

Martin expects a tricky pitch and had plenty of praise for Gavin Kelsey’s men.

“It’s one of them games where neither team is in form and we know the pitch isn’t going to be very good,” he said.

“They’ve got a certain way of playing at home and have a much better home record than away.

“They’ve lost a couple in a row now, but we’ve lost a lot more, so I don’t think that will concern them.”

The boss believes The Blues will play freely and with no pressure as they sit firmly in 16th place.

“There is no pressure on them they’re safe in mid-table, so they know they’re not going down or going to make the playoffs.

“They’ve got a very good side and a good manager who I know well from my playing days.”

Martin also praised their squad and pin-pointed a few of their danger men to look out for.

“They’ve got a few, Charlie Cole definitely knows where the goal is and he caught the eye of Thurrock and then Billericay Town, but that didn’t work out for whatever reason.

“Ricky Light and Brett O’Connor are both good wide players and Michael Toner has bags of experience.

They go into the match on the back of a 2-0 defeat at home to Dereham Town on Saturday thanks to goals from Sam Borrer and Ryan Crisp.

“It was frustrating, the game came down to who took their chances the most and that was them,” Martin said.

“They had two good chances and took them, we had a good eight or nine chances in front of goal, but didn’t hit the target.

“We need to get the confidence up and start finding the goal to help us get the win we need.”

Boro handed debuts to new signings Kai Heather, Max Austin and Aaron Waters in the match and Martin believes they will prove to be good recruits.

“Like I said the other week it will either click right away or take some time, they all look good additions and there are still plenty of points left to play for.

“We’re bringing in three more so we will have basically a completely new squad.”

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