Injuries mounting for Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 17:00 05 September 2013 | UPDATED: 11:59 06 September 2013

Redbridge managers Dave Ross (right) and Ricky Eaton (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge managers Dave Ross (right) and Ricky Eaton (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Bosses wait for physio update

Redbridge bosses Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton will run the rule over their squad tonight (Thursday) ahead of their Ryman Division One North trip to Sudbury on Saturday.

Motormen bowed out of the league cup against Premier Division Enfield Town in midweek, going down 3-1 at Oakside.

And that came after their FA Cup exit at the hands of Burnham by the same scoreline at the weekend.

But Ross took heart from their efforts on Tuesday, saying: “We had four or five of our regular first-teamers out with injuries.

“We didn’t want to take a chance with them, even though it’s an important cup, and end up losing them for six weeks.

“So we wasn’t at our strongest and we never really competed in the first half.”

Jermaine Osei headed past Dean Driscoll with only thre minutes gone and Corey Whitely put the visitors 2-0 up on the quarter-hour mark.

Lee Springer replied with a header soon after the restart, but Whiteley curled Enfield’s third past Driscoll midway through the second half.

Joint boss Ross added: “We changed it about for the second half and I thought we were the better side.

“We played some good football and showed lots of heart.”

Now Ross and Eaton are hoping to have some positive news from the treatment room as they plan their trip to Suffolk, before Tuesday’s home meeting with Tilbury.

He added: “Sudbury’s a lovely place to go and it’s probably the best pitch in the league.

“Hopefully we’ll have everyone fit but a few are 50-50. The physio will see them on Thursday night and fingers crossed, but we’ve got a squad and will go with what we’ve got.”

Tuesday’s fixture pits Ross against his old club, who have won two of their opening six league fixtures this season.

But there will be little room for sentiment, with Ross adding: “It’s just another game and we want to win them all, whether it’s against Tilbury or anyone else.

“I had good times there but I just want us to go out and get three points.”

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