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Essex Senior League: Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton has faith Redbridge will turn things around quickly

PUBLISHED: 17:00 30 September 2016

Redbridge joint manager Ricky Eaton (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint manager Ricky Eaton (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Motormen boss backs team to come good sooner rather than later

Joint-manager Ricky Eaton insists he still has full faith in his Redbridge squad despite a difficult start to the Essex Senior League season.

The Motormen have won just two of their first 11 games in the league this season and have lost seven after Tuesday’s 4-2 reverse at Southend Manor.

The Oakside Stadium outfit were also dumped out of the FA Vase last weekend following a 2-1 loss at Colney Heath of the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division.

Redbridge host fellow strugglers Tower Hamlets this weekend, who have one point less than the Motormen’s eight, but have played two games fewer.

It has been a disappointing start to the campaign for Redbridge after relegation from the Ryman North last season, but chairman Eaton does not feel there is a need to bring in reinforcements just yet.

“We’re near the bottom and I know it makes for good copy, but we honestly do have some really good, quality players at this club, it’s just that they’re not clicking at the moment,” he said.

“We have to continue to work hard as a team, that’s the important thing here. We can’t be individuals because that isn’t going to help.

“We have to work together as a team to win games, but I have faith that we will turn a corner, sooner rather than later.”

It looks set to be an important week for the Motormen, who are due to visit local rivals Ilford in the league next Wednesday.

And with four straight defeats in the league, Redbridge could do with at least one win from their fixtures against Tower Hamlets or Ilford to boost morale.

Eaton admits heads are down at the club at the minute, especially after the loss to Southend Manor in midweek, with Kieran English and Jay Knight netting late on.

“Morale was quite low and when we came in at half-time against Southend, our heads were down, but if we gift teams an advantage like we did, then it’s always going to be hard for us to get back into games,” he added.

“It was a bit of a bitter pill to swallow on Tuesday, but we have to keep going.”


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