Brown looks back with satisfaction as Redbridge achieve their target

After making sure of their Ryman One North place for next season, Redbridge boss Jody Brown believes he can look back at the campaign with satisfaction.

When he was appointed caretaker manager back in December, his primary objective was to keep the Motormen in Ryman One North.

Having achieved that aim, he has used the last few games to make changes and look at options for next season.

“Like with any job you have your targets and the one Daniel Holloway (chairman) set me was to keep Redbridge in the league,” said the former Tiptree United boss.

“And once that was achieved I could take satisfaction from the fact we had made ourselves mathematically safe.

“I don’t want to sound defeatist, because I am not.

“I have made changes looking at next season and to see what some of the players can do.

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“I don’t take defeat very well in any game, but I still send a team out expecting them to do a job.

“I could understand it if there was prize money, like it is in the Premiership where there is a difference whether you finished 14th and 13th.

“But you have got to look at the whole season and it has been a success that we have been able to stay in the league.

“And we have done so well without spending loads of money on top end non-league players.”

Brown’s side extended their losing streak to four games with two home defeats this week – 4-1 against Heybridge Swifts on Saturday and then 3-1 to Romford on Tuesday night.

The Oakside boss believes Saturday’s scoreline was a tad harsh on their performance, with defensive mistakes costing them dear.

“Three of the goals on Saturday game from bad defensive mistakes,” he said.

“Along with one bad refereeing decision.

“Heybridge made us pay, but the game wasn’t as clear-cut as it looks by the scoreline.

“On Tuesday we gave ourselves a mountain to climb and although we got ourselves back in it by pulling it back to 2-1, another defensive mistake cost us.”

This weekend the Motormen are back in action and make the trip to Cheshunt hoping to bring an end to the winless run.

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