Romford boss Martin eager to rectify poor league form

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 November 2018

Paul Martin manager of Romford during Romford vs Coggeshall Town, Bostik League Division 1 North Football at Rookery Hill on 13th October 2018 (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Paul Martin manager of Romford during Romford vs Coggeshall Town, Bostik League Division 1 North Football at Rookery Hill on 13th October 2018 (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Romford manager Paul Martin says his side’s recent form in the Bostik North is not good enough and they will look to rectify that against Basildon United this weekend.

Boro will welcome the Bees to their current home Rookery Hill on Saturday as they look to put an end to their five game losing run in the league.

They currently sit 16th in the table after originally sitting top of the table during the early weeks of the season and boss Martin admits it’s been frustrating.

“Our record in the league over the last five games is not good enough for my level and the club’s level,” Martin said.

“We’ve got to have stern word, see what the squad balance is like, and see if we can improve it.”

The long-serving manager says Lee Connor and Michael Walther’s side will be an unknown as he hadn’t seen them play earlier in the season or since they’ve made wholesale changes in recent weeks.

“I haven’t seen them play all season anyway so I wouldn’t know the difference between the first lot of players they had and the second lot they’ve now got.

“I think there is a chance of taking three points every game this year, that’s my opinion, and that is what has frustrated me as we’ve gone from top of the league to fifth from bottom.

“That’s how tight the league is and everyone is nicking points lately.”

“Everyone can beat everyone and that’s the big concern, we’re not beating anyone, we’re not scoring enough goals, we’re not crossing the ball enough and it’s something we’ve been drilling into the boy’s heads.

“Every game is different, it all depends if you turn up or you don’t turn up, like I said against Mildenhall on Saturday we didn’t turn up.”

Boro will come up against winger Ryan Reed who played one match for the club in their 2-0 defeat to Canvey Island on Saturday, November, 3 before opting to join Basildon later that week.

“I’m not fussed when players come and go, if they want to play for you, they want to play for you,” he admitted.

“If they don’t want to play for you and want to go play with their mates or go somewhere else – it don’t bother me to be honest, I’ll just go find another player and give them the opportunity.

“I never have a bad gripe about a player leaving and at the end of the day, football is football.

“You just have to do the best you can and bring the right players in who want to play for the club.”


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