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Eaton wants his Redbridge side to keep the ball rolling against rivals Barkingside

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 September 2017

Redbridge joint-boss Ricky Eaton confirmed Calvin Poku will be in contention for selection ahead of the trip to Woodford Town on Saturday (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint-boss Ricky Eaton confirmed Calvin Poku will be in contention for selection ahead of the trip to Woodford Town on Saturday (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge manager Ricky Eaton wants to keep the ball rolling in their clash with rivals Barkingside tomorrow evening.

The Motormen travel the short distance to Cricklefield Stadium to face Michael Walther’s men in a Friday-night derby (7.45pm) and will be looking to make it four wins in a row.

“We’re excited to just keep the ball rolling,” Eaton said.

“We’ve won our last three and want to keep winning.”

Eaton revealed he knows a lot about Barkingside having had plenty of their players play for him previously and through watching them a few times this season.

“Barkingside have quite a few players who have played under me so I know what they’re capable of,” he said. “I’ve watched them twice already and know they’re a good side.

“They’re capable of putting goals away, they put six past Hullbridge, so it’s going to be a tough game for both sides.”

The derby is expected to bring in a bigger crowd than usual, but Eaton believes it will not change the way the game will be played.

“I think there will be a few more in attendance at Cricklefield, but it won’t change anything as we just need to go and try get three points,” he said.

“We’re looking to go there and get a win, that’s the main thing.”

Redbridge may be forced into a few changes for the clash with Reside Coxi-Sebastfao possibly missing out with work commitments and Jacob Dingli being out injured.

“It’s hard to change a team that just won 6-1 so we will probably try to keep it the same as much as possible anyway,” Eaton added.

“I know we will have one or two that might not be there due to work. One or two are carrying knocks and we’ll have to see how they are.

“Reside will be the main casualty as he has work, but he’s trying to swap things around so he can play.

“He’ll be a loss as he scored two against Brantham (in the FA Vase). Jacob Dingli will miss out with a hamstring injury as well.”

Ricky Eaton’s men go into the test off the back of a 6-1 victory against Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side Brantham Athletic.

“We spoke about it a couple times and said we’re showing signs of scoring lots of goals, so it was only a matter of time before someone got a thumping and unfortunately that was Brantham,” said Eaton.


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