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Redbridge ‘can get a result’

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 August 2013

Redbridge joint manager Dave Ross

Redbridge joint manager Dave Ross

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Ross expects tough Aveley challenge

Redbridge joint manager Dave Ross knows tonight’s Ryman Division One North home opener against Aveley is going to be tough challenge, but feels it is possible to salvage a result.

The Motormen narrowly avoided relegation last season but lost their league opener against Erith & Belvedere 3-1 on Saturday.

In contrast, Aveley thrashed Wroxham 6-1 in their opener and Ross is tipping them for the top this season.

He said: “Aveley is going to be a tough game. They are going to be one of the top sides in the league this year.

“They have a strong squad which has been together for a while, whereas we’ve only just got together really.

“We’re just going to have to work really hard and we’ve got a lot of work horses in the team willing to do it.

“Closing them down will be key because they’re very quick, especially out wide so we need our full-backs to play well.

“It should be a good game, but they’re coming in on a big high after thrashing Wroxham 6-1.

“Hopefully we can come away with three points and it’ll be a case of onwards and upwards.”

New joint managers Ross and Ricky Eaton are taking a modest, one game at a time approach to their new charge, with Ross adding: “We just need to keep trying to be competitive in every game and I feel that we will be as the season goes on.

“We’re looking to gradually strengthen throughout the season and I think if we can do that we’ll do reasonably well.

“We couldn’t really see where we needed to strengthen until the start of the season, but we can now begin to see what is needed and it’s up to me and Ricky to push the team in the right direction from this point forward.”

Tonight’s match at Oakside kicks off at 7.45 pm.


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