Taylor pleased at taking four points
A LOT has changed in recent weeks at Redbridge and manager Kris Taylor believes the transformation has boosted everyone at the club, writes Colin Munford.
Taylor and assistant Amin Levitt have masterminded an improved period since they took over, culminating in a 2-2 draw at Potters Bar Town on Tuesday after picking up their first league win at the weekend, beating Brentwood Town 4-0.
Only one thing has disappointed the Redbridge boss, as his side held a 2-0 lead going into the last four minutes on Tuesday, before conceding twice late on.
However, Taylor feels it was a point the team wouldn’t have earned a few weeks ago.
“It was extremely tough to take as we had dominated and controlled the game for the majority,” he said.
“It feels like a defeat to concede the late equaliser, but at least we took a point from the game, which we probably wouldn’t have got in the past.
“But on the whole, the mood is a lot more positive behind the scenes and you wouldn’t believe you were at the same club compared to the start of the season.”
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A vital part of the recent improvement has been the arrival of Ellis Skidmore on loan from Canvey Island.
The striker has scored three goals in as many games and Taylor is keen for the player to stay at Oakside for the foreseeable future.
“Ellis has made a major improvement to our side and has certainly impressed us,” said the Redbridge boss.
“He has done well and hopefully we will be able to keep him a little bit longer.”
It is not just Skidmore who has impressed the Motormen boss, as he believes an all-round improvement has merited their three-game unbeaten run.
“The team is starting to perform and the improvement in recent weeks has been really good,” said Taylor.
“There is a long way to go and with two or three more players on board I feel we will be able to compete with any other side.”
He is not rushing to bring in the new additions though, and is determined to make sure the players he does bring in improve the squad.
“The team is a little light on options. I could go out and sign five or six players tomorrow, but I wouldn’t know whether they would fit in,” he said.
“I am willing to bide my time to make sure the new players improve on what we already have.”
Redbridge were due to face Romford in the league this Saturday, but their involvement in the FA Trophy leaves the Motormen with a weekend off, before facing Leyton at home in the London Senior Cup on Tuesday.