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Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Friday, January 24, 2014
6:00 PM

Redbridge haven’t had much success in getting their games on at their Oakside home of late, but with two away fixtures in a week joint boss Dave Ross is hopeful of finally getting their Ryman One North season back on track.

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Aside from their 4-1 league defeat at Soham Town Rangers on January 4, the Motormen have not played since December 17 – a 1-0 Essex Senior Cup loss to Harlow Town.

And while Ross and joint boss Ricky Eaton have been keeping their side ticking over during training, he is hoping the bad weather has finally run its course as they prepare to visit Maldon & Tiptree on Saturday in the league before going on the road again to visit Wingate & Finchley on Tuesday for a London Senior Cup quarter-final.

“We’ve been able to train three times a week with all these games being off so that has been good, but you can’t beat some competitive action,” said Ross.

“We have held inter-squad games, but you can’t replicate what you will do in the match 
because nobody is going to go in for a 50/50 tackle against a team-mate.”

Their lack of action has seen Motormen slip to 12th in the table and with games now set to come thick and fast over the coming months, Ross believes that piles the pressure on straight away.

“Other teams have been able to get games on, and win so that hasn’t helped us really,” he said.

“Everyone is frustrated by the weather, but others have had games and we’ve moved down the table a little bit.

“That puts the pressure on and if we want to enjoy a good season then we have to get back winning straight away

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