Elliott Romain has won many fans since joining the Club on loan in mid-January. His all-action displays have helped spark United’s return to form.
He came to the Club with the full intention of showing not only his talent, but also his never say die mentality on the pitch. A goal against Macclesfield Town has helped hugely too.
Before the trip to Maidenhead, the Yellow Army has been purring over United’s third goal against Barrow last Saturday. The assist went to Michee Efete and it was finished by Luke Young, but Romain was integral to the build-up.
“It was a goal fashioned by teamwork,” said Elliott after training today.
“Everything came together perfectly. The clearance, then my hold-up play and laying the ball out wide. Michee’s run and then Luke’s finish shows what we can do. We want to carry on from there.”
Romain’s form is as a result of getting more minutes under his belt.
“It’s great to be getting 90 minutes every week and I feel like I’m improving myself. I only want to help the team to stay up.”
“Fitness-wise I’m 100% but there is always more to come from my performance on the pitch. I’ll never be completely happy with my performance and I always think I can do better.”
He also considers the surroundings to be helping him produce on the pitch. The way United have setup seems to be getting the best out of him.
“Some teams might not play how you want to play but the team here are getting the ball out wide and into the channels for crosses into the box. It gives us the chance to score which is what everybody needs.”
Brett Williams’ return to Plainmoor has come at the perfect time for Romain. There are early and convincing signs that they will be a successful partnership.
“It’s a good partnership, I think. He holds the ball up and he’s aware of his surroundings when he has possession and so am I.”
Maidenhead’s impressive home form is one factor that may play a part on Saturday but that is something for the fans and journalists to mull over. Romain and the players have belief that they can beat any National League team if they produce on the day.
“I’m looking forward to it and I think we’re prepared. We’re looking for the win.”