Gainsborough Trinity captain Dominic Roma believes that the club has a ‘feel good vibe’ about it this year which reminds him of when he first joined the club.
Roma joined the club at the beginning of the 2011/12 season when Trinity were 90 minutes away from Conference Premier football.
The skipper believes that the way they have dealt with setbacks over recent games to be the reason why he expects a successful season for the Blues.
Against Telford, Gainsborough played the remaining 50 minutes with ten men after Nathan Jarman’s red card and in the derby win over Boston, Roma had to fill in at centre half for the second half as Adam Quinn had to be taken off.
Trinity managed to win both fixtures and speaking after the victory over Boston, he said: “We are all scrapping for each other. We could have crumbled last week against ten men and used the sending off as an excuse to let a two goal lead slip but we ground out the win.
“Against Boston we had to reshuffle when Quinny came off and we kept a clean sheet.
“I’m getting that vibe this year as I had in the first year I joined the club within the changing room.”
“After six games I’m not going to say we are going to be doing this and doing that. We’ve got a good tight knit group of lads in there this year and we have added quality to it this year. You look and you would say that we have squad now where everyone is more than capable of playing.”
Recently, Roma has come under scrutiny from Trinity fans for his performances over the last year.
The Sheffield-born defender is adamant that it has not affected his game and that the paying public are entitled to vent their frustration.
He said: “I wouldn’t say it was getting to me as it is part of the game, if they think that I’m rubbish then they can say it. A few poor games over the years I’ve played here is not bad though, is it?”
“I was getting a bit of stick off the fans, but that’s part and parcel of football, I like to think that the games I’ve turned out in the last four years can stand me in good stead with the fans but they pay there money and they are entitled to their opinions.”