No nerves for Gainsborough Trinity skipper Roma ahead of crunch Harrogate clash

Gainsborough Trinity v Barrow'English League Football - Vanarama Conference North'Northolme, Gainsborough, England.'6th December 2014''Gainsborough Trinity's Dominic Roma.''Picture by Dan Westwell
Gainsborough Trinity v Barrow'English League Football - Vanarama Conference North'Northolme, Gainsborough, England.'6th December 2014''Gainsborough Trinity's Dominic Roma.''Picture by Dan Westwell

Gainsborough captain Dominic Roma insists he has no nerves ahead of Saturday’s crunch tie with Harrogate Town.

The Yorkshire side won last time out to leapfrog the Blues and sit two points better off in the Conference North table.

Trinity themselves are positioned in 16th ahead of the fixture, but several sides below have games inhand.

Roma is no newcomer to relegation battles having been through the mire with Hinckley United, but admitted last Saturday’s 4-1 beating at Chorley wasn’t ideal preparation for this weekend’s vital game.

He said: “Personally, I never go into games being nervous and I am not worried about Saturday after having the experience from my days with Hinckley when we were in a lot worse situation compared to the one we are in now.”

“Obviously last week was a difficult game for every one involved, especially the second half as it was not up to the standards that we are used to.”

“Going in at half-time one nil down we thought we would grow into the game but it didn’t work outfor us.”

With the Blues only securing 10 points away from home all season, including a draw at Saturday’s visitors Harrogate, club captain Roma knows how important the form at the Martin and Co Arena has to be.

“The home form is a lot better than last season and we have to build on that going into the final stretch of the season.”

“If we keep the home form solid and try and nick the odd points away from home, we should have enough.”

“We now have to go out Saturday and do the job against Harrogate.”

“We must play the game and not get caught up in the occasion.”

Trinity host Harrogate Town at 3pm at the Martin and Co Arena on Saturday.