Essex Senior League: Redbridge joint-boss Eaton says must not underestimate Wadham Lodge

PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 March 2018

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton believes his men can not afford to underestimate strugglers Wadham Lodge.

The Motormen travel to Wadham Lodge Stadium this evening (7.45pm) as they look to continue pushing for the Essex Senior League title.

Eaton is not getting ahead of himself and expects all nine of their remaining fixtures to be tricky encounters.

“To be fair to us now, every game we play is going to be difficult, we’ve got nine games to get through and everyone of them is going to be hard,” he said.

“We haven’t got many left and Wadham Lodge have increased their chances of staying by adding some really good players.

“They’re fighting for their lives, obviously we know four could go down and they’re near the bottom, so if they’re going to do something they need to do it quickly.”

The former London Bari boss is expecting Lodge to raise their game for the clash as they look to avoid relegation.

“They’re a decent team to be fair to them,” Eaton said.

“I’m sure they’re going to raise their game just by playing Redbridge as it is, let alone without them being in a relegation fight, so we know it’s going to be a tough game we have no doubt about it.”

This match has been re-arranging after being postponed twice already this campaign and Eaton is confident this time round it will go ahead.

“I don’t see any reason why Wadham Lodge can’t get the game on looking at the forecast.

“I don’t think the weather should be a problem, I’m confident we’ll be playing and if we do we’re looking forward to it.”

The Motormen go into the clash joint-top of the league with Great Wakering Rovers after they sealed a crucial 2-1 victory against fellow title rivals FC Romania last weekend.

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