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Frustrating Time For Romford Skipper

Jack Barry, captain of Ryman League Division One North club Romford, has probably had one of the shortest pre-seasons in history as he lasted under 10 minutes in his first run out ahead of the new season before getting injured.

The Boro skipper has spoken about his regret at going into the challenge that fractured his ankle, ruling him out for six weeks, but admits that it was his natural instinct that made him go for the tackle.

"There is nothing I can do about it, it has happened now and it's just time to rest it as I have been advised to do," said Barry.

"I picked up the injury during our club day (July 6) and I had only been back off holiday for two days, so I was buzzing to get my first run out and it lasted under 10 minutes.

"I went into a tackle which, now I think about it, I didn't have to make. When you're playing you don't think about it, you just want to win the ball.

"I won the ball but couldn't get back up because the other player's studs had smashed me on the ankle and then he landed on me. The hard floor didn't help!"

Despite the disappointment at being injured, Barry has been present at every training session to see how his team-mates are getting on and has been impressed with the sharpness of the squad.

He said: "Since I picked up my injury I've been over to every training session because I still want to be a part of everything.

"Everyone is working hard and starting to look sharp now, which is good."



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