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Redbridge boss Kris Taylor keen for The Motormen to improve at Oakside

PUBLISHED: 12:17 05 November 2010

Redbridge manager Kris Taylor

Redbridge manager Kris Taylor

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Taylor keen to keep impressive form going at the weekend against Waltham Forest

WITH TWO home games next up for Redbridge, Kris Taylor hopes he can turn their Oakside home into a fortress.

They face fellow strugglers Waltham Forest at the weekend before they welcome fourth-placed Wingate & Finchley on Tuesday.

Taylor also believes an impressive run of form at home could act as a catalyst for greater success for the club as a whole.

“Although we play two different styles of football at home and away, it is all the more important to keep on winning at home,” he said.

“These two games coming up will be crucial and we need to continue our recent improvement.”

The Motormen are on a four-game unbeaten run, following their 2-0 win in midweek over Leyton in the London Senior Cup.

Although many sides take the opportunity to rest key players in the cup, the Oakside boss thought it was important to keep a successful side together.

“Whether it is a league or cup game it is key for the side to continue playing well,” said Taylor.

“We don’t have the luxury of resting some of the players, but with another win under the belt it is crucial the team start to keep the winning habit, with Saturday in mind in particular.”

Waltham Forest make the short trip to Oakside currently bottom of the Ryman One North table, without a win to their name.

The Redbridge manager believes his team are a lot better than their current placing of 21st suggests and hopes their season will now kick on to bigger and better things.

“There is a huge importance on Saturday’s game and it is vital we pick up the three points,” said the former Barkingside joint-manager.

“We have got some well-earned points against some good sides recently and it is just a case of making sure we continue in similar fashion.”

Coming into the squad for the clash at the weekend is new signing Charlie Hurlock, who has arrived from Ryman Premier League side AFC Hornchurch.

The midfielder has seen his opportunities limited at Bridge Avenue this season, only appearing in their reserve side, but Taylor feels he will give his side an improvement in the centre of the park.

“Charlie is very good on the ball and has shown good early signs that he’ll improve our squad,” he said.

“He gives us some more options to call upon and hopefully will start off keen to impress.”

Tuesday’s game with Wingate will be a tougher task for the Motormen, who will be looking to make amends for their 2-1 loss to the Blues earlier on in the season.


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