Redbridge boss: Consistency the key to promotion

PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 January 2012

Redbridge manager Terry Spillane

Redbridge manager Terry Spillane

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Terry Spillane wants to see his his build a winning run

Redbridge boss Terry Spillane is urging for some consistency from his side if they want to be in the Ryman One North play-off shake up at the end of the season.

The Motormen picked up a 3-0 win over Romford on Saturday, courtesy of a double from Joe Gardner and another from Ryan Wade.

But despite going into the new year full of confidence they were defeated by the same scoreline at league leaders Enfield Town on Monday, something Spillane felt wasn’t a true reflection of the game.

“Both games were tough with Enfield and Romford very aggressive where they try and get the upperhand early on,” he said.

“It was another case of us taking our chances against Romford, yet when the big moments came at Enfield we couldn’t take them.

“Enfield are a good side who aren’t at the top for no reason. They added a third late on and I thought that was harsh.

“They have a new stadium and they certainly let us know that they think they are already up.

“But you never know, we might get a chance for a bit of revenge come the play-offs, hopefully.”

And though Spillane is pleased that plenty of his players have been chipping in with goals, he admits he’d like somebody to do it on a more consistent basis.

“I would be worried if we weren’t creating chances, but that’s not the case, we are just struggling to put them away on a regular basis and that shows us that we are struggling for consistency,” added Spillane.

“If we want to get in the play-offs it is something we have got to do. Plenty of the boys have chipped in with goals, which is great.

“But we also need one of them to go on a purple patch in front of goal.”

Now the Oakside outfit prepare for two tough fixtures against third and fourth-placed Needham Market and Grays Athletic on Saturday and Tuesday respectively, with Ryan Murray set to return to the side after injury.

“These games just get easier and easier, don’t they!” joked Spillane.

“They are going to be tough we know that, against two sides who have the budgets to be where they are.

“But these are games our boys should be looking forward to as they can test themselves against the best.”

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