Redbridge boss Eaton wants his men to step-up and keep fighting for the league title

PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 April 2018

Redbridge joint managers Ricky Eaton and Joe May look on (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint managers Ricky Eaton and Joe May look on (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton wants his side to step up to the challenge and ensure they battle right until the end of the campaign.

The Motormen welcome the league’s most in-form outfit Enfield to the Oakside on Saturday (3pm) as they look to bounce back from a miserable week of results.

Eaton and Joe May’s men currently sit second in the Essex Senior League three points behind leaders Great Wakering Rovers.

“We’ve got five games left and quite frankly to get promotion you’re going to have to win all five and that’s the kind of situation we’ve put ourselves in,” Eaton said.

“We’ve only got one point from the six, if you get six from the last six, it’s a whole different ball game as we would have a cushion.

“All season long we like doing things the hard way so silly me for thinking it was going to change.”

The former London Bari boss is under no illusions and knows they face a real tricky challenge against Matt Hanning’s men.

“They’re the most in-form side in the league I believe, I think they’ve won their last eight on the spin, so it’s no easy task in front of us that’s for sure,” he added.

“They’ll want to come here and continue their run. They are safe in the league, they can’t get near the top four or five, so they’ve got nothing to play for but they’ve got a record to keep going. They will not want to give that record up easily.”

The Motormen will be without top goalscorer Brian Moses for the clash as he serves the final match of his three-game suspension.

Despite being without Moses and facing a tricky final few fixtures Eaton believes they just need to keep fighting.

He added: “We can probably win four to earn promotion but if you win all five you still stand a chance of getting the title, but to be fair it’s Great Wakering’s to lose now as they’re three points clear with a massive goal difference advantage.

“They need two slip-ups in five games and we need to win all five.

“If someone said at the start of the season you finish second and gain promotion I think any club in the league would have taken that, but we’re in it to win.

“There is five games left we will not give up, we will keep fighting and see where that gets us.”

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