DARREN Manning feels having Joe Wright back from suspension gives Hullbridge Sports a boost heading into tomorrow’s clash with a Romford side managed by former Billericay Town owner Glenn Tamplin.

Wright marked his return from a three-match ban by scoring two goals in Sports’ sensational comeback win over Brentwood Town in midweek.

And Manning is pleased to have Wright, who is Hullbridge’s top goalscorer, back in contention.

“Joe was sensational when he came on at Brentwood,” said the Sports boss.

“He sniffs out chances and that is an important trait to have.

“Having him back from suspension is massive for us.

“Joe has already scored seven goals this season, which is a good return in his first year at this level.”

Hullbridge will be back at the Brentwood Arena for the second time in four days when they do battle with Romford, the Isthmian North’s bottom side, this weekend.

Romford groundshare with Brentwood and are now managed by Tamplin, who took over the club after walking away as Billericay's owner in September.

Since his switch to Romford, Tamplin has installed himself as the manager and made wholesale changes the squad.

And Romford got their first victory since Tamplin’s arrival last weekend as they overcame Felixstowe & Walton United.

However, Romford remain four points adrift at the foot of the Isthmian North table and Hullbridge will be looking to move 11 points clear of tomorrow’s opponents by bagging all three points.

And Manning is backing his side to come away with another positive result.

“It’s going to be interesting to see what Romford team turns up,” added Manning.

“We believe we will beat them if we play how know we are capable of playing.

“But we need to make sure we don’t start in the same way as we did against Brentwood because they have real quality in their side.

“I fully expect us to get a positive result.”