Gainsborough Trinity captain Dominic Roma confident Blues can pick up festive points

Gainsborough Trinity v Guiseley. Dominic Roma scores for Trinity  G130329-7f
Gainsborough Trinity v Guiseley. Dominic Roma scores for Trinity G130329-7f

Gainsborough captain Dominic Roma is adamant that this year’s Christmas fixtures will bring plenty of points for the Blues.

With Trinity hosting North Ferriby United on Boxing Day before facing them again on New Year’s Day, with a trip to Lowestoft in between, Roma believes that his side will have a Christmas to remember.

He said: “I don’t go into games and the teams doesn’t go into games thinking we might get something out of the games, we are all pretty positive that over the Christmas fixtures, we will pick up points.

“We know the injured players are likely to be fit for them and we should then have enough options to pick up the wins.”

Injuries led to a threadbare squad travelling to Hednesford last Saturday, with Chris Salt being the most senior player on the bench.

The problems have mainly been in attack, with youngster Lynton Karkach coming off the bench to score against the Pitmen.

Despite this, first choice pairing Paul Beesley and Danny Forrest are expected to be fit for the visit of local rivals North Ferriby.

Even though injuries have led to the young players like Karkach to get a chance in the first team, there is complete harmony within the ranks according to Roma.

He said: “There’s a lot of youngsters alongside the older lads but what you can see is that we are all singing off the same page and that’s a minimum requirement for me.”

“I don’t see why we won’t pick up anything from the Ferriby game.”

North Ferriby are one of last year’s losing play off teams and are surprisingly sitting in middle table at the moment.

Roma believes that this year’s new additions to the league, have made this one of the tightest seasons he can remember throughout the division and is hoping the fans can help spur them on for the rest of the campaign.

He said: “The is probably the hardest the Conference North has been this season.”

“It’s obviously nice to play in front of bigger crowds on Boxing Day, and we are appreciative of the support we get.”

“What we want is to make the crowds bigger and encourage those who pay to get in, to keep coming to the ground and cheering us on.”