Essex Senior League: Calvin Poku back as Redbridge head for Woodford Town
PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 September 2017
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Motormen striker missed last weekend’s win over FC Romania
Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton confirmed striker Calvin Poku will return to the squad for this weekend’s trip to Woodford Town in the Essex Senior League.
The Motormen were without their leading marksman last weekend, but were still able to beat FC Romania 3-2 at home, with Sipho Mtyanda, Brian Moses and Bradley Gates on target.
Poku, though, is back in contention for selection this Saturday as the Oakside Stadium club look to win consecutive league games for the first time this season.
And Eaton knows that having their top scorer back this weekend will be a big boost ahead of the trip to Town.
“Calvin will be back for us this weekend. He missed out last weekend because of other commitments that we had known about for the past month,” said the Redbridge joint-manager.
“Thankfully we were able to score three and get the win without Calvin, which shows the strength in depth we have.”
In the win over FC Romania last weekend, both Moses and Mtyanda netted their first league goals of the season, having previously netted in cup matches.
And Eaton hopes they can get on the scoresheet again as Redbridge look to find the net in an away match for the first time this term.
“We know we have goals in the squad, but we have struggled a bit in front of goal recently,” he added.
“It’s pleasing we found the net three times against FC Romania, and also pleasing that both Sipho and Brian scored in the league for the first time this term. Hopefully they can push on now.”
With Redbridge yet to score on the road this term, it means they are also on the lookout for a first away win.
But Eaton is aware it will be tough at Town, who play their home games at Broxbourne Borough’s Goffs Lane ground.
“Woodford Town have only lost one league game this season, so it will be a hard game because they have started well,” he said.
“When we look back at how we’ve started in the first month, we definitely feel we could have done better.
“We’ve had a couple of games already when we didn’t play as well as we could, but we have to move on now.”
Hopefully the return of Poku can help Redbridge make it two wins in succession.
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