Redbridge face massive test against leaders FC Romania as they chase down the title

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 March 2018

Redbridge managers Ricky Eaton and Joey May (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Redbridge managers Ricky Eaton and Joey May (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge joint-boss Ricky Eaton admits it’s a massive match when they face title rivals FC Romania this weekend.

The Motormen travel to Theobolds Lane Stadium on Saturday (3pm) as they look to peg back the Essex Senior League leaders.

Eaton’s men currently sit third in the table and will be keen to get back to winning ways as they look to chase down the top two.

“It’s a massive game, there is no doubt about that,” he said.

“It will be the same outcome as any other game as there is three points on offer, the only difference is if they win the game, it leaves us with a lot of work to do.

“If we win it puts us in a really good position and sets us up nicely.”

Eaton is under no illusions of the challenge they face against the leaders, but admits both sides will be wary of each other.

“It’s going to be a really tricky encounter and I think they’re unbeaten in a very long time so they will be keen to keep that going,” he added.

“They play good football but everyone forgets they’ve got to find a way to shut us down as well.

“We score lots of goals. We have been a bit inconsistent of late as we haven’t been playing regularly, but we have no concerns going into the game and we’re confident of getting something.”

Eaton says his men will have to shut down striker Florin Pop who has netted 23 goals so far this campaign for FC Romania.

“It’s hard to say as you never truly know what FC Romania side you’re going to come up against,” he continued.

“Florin Pop is their one to watch out for, he is a key player for them and everyone across the league knows that, even if you know his strengths he is extremely hard to shut down.

“He is a good player but they’ve got lots of good players.”

The Motormen should be boosted by the return of Eljay Worrell, Shaun Harris, Reside Coxi-Sebastfao, Patrick Duggan and Remi Nelson, but Eaton believes they just need regular football again after a handful of postponements in recent weeks.

“I’m hoping everyone is back available for Saturday,” he said.

“Our concern at the moment is that we feel we rarely play and we can’t find any momentum so it will be good to get back playing regularly and find our feet again.”

They also face Wadham Lodge on Wednesday evening.

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