Redbridge have to tighten at back

PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 September 2015

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross (left) and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross (left) and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Joint-manager Ross believes new faces could improve form

Dave Ross believes the key to ending Redbridge’s poor run of form could lie in bringing in reinforcements at Oakside Stadium.

The Motormen suffered their ninth straight loss in all competitions on Tuesday night, going down 3-0 at home to Ryman North new boys Phoenix Sports.

In that poor streak, they have shipped 37 goals and scored just four.

Ross is having ongoing discussions with fellow Redbridge joint-boss Ricky Eaton about how to end the run and the pair believe new faces may be the way forward.

“We’re looking to improve. The results show we haven’t been good enough, and if we haven’t been good enough then we have to bring players in,” said Ross.

“But without a budget, we know it’s tough. There are some players, even at this level, who would rather sit on a bench and not play because they earn more.”

Things are unlikely to get any easier for Motormen this weekend as they travel to leaders Cray.

And Ross is realistic about his team’s chances of success at Hayes Lane on Sunday.

He added: “We know the situation and Cray are a team I fancy to win the league title this season.

“We know we’re massive underdogs, but we’ll still go there with the belief that we can win.

“All I can ask of the players for the game is that they give it 100 per cent and do as they are told. If that’s not enough for the win, that’s football.”

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