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Redbridge joint-manager Eaton expects tough test against FC Romania

PUBLISHED: 11:00 25 August 2017

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge boss Ricky Eaton expects a tough test against Essex Senior League favourites FC Romania.

The Motormen play host to the undefeated outfit at Oakside on Saturday and will be hoping to bounce back after suffering four defeats in a row.

“I’ve watched them myself this season, they’re a fairly good passing team and on their day they’re a really good side, so it’s going to be a hard game on Saturday for sure,” Eaton said.

“We’re going to look to bounce back after a few losses.

“They don’t travel to well away to the further teams in and around Essex, but the local ones like ourselves I’m sure they’ll be full strength and we’ll see how we get on against them.”

The manager heaped praise on the opposition, but is still backing his side to come out on top.

“I believe they’re going to be the best side we have played so far,” Eaton said.

“It’s going to be out hardest game of the season, but if we create the amount of chances we have been I’m backing us to win.”

Eaton is not worried about his side’s current form and is expecting things to change.

“We’re still trying to find our feet, we’ve got a brand new squad this season, I think we only retained three to four from last season, it’s been a massive turn around and we’re still trying to find our best team.”

Redbridge crashed out of the FA Cup and the Essex Senior Cup this week, as they lost 2-0 away to Grays Athletic Saturday, before suffering a 2-1 defeat to Basildon United on Tuesday evening.

“A little disappointed, but really pleased with the boys overall, we created lots of chances and if I’m honest we’re creating way too many chances to keep losing.

“Everything was good from us, but the only thing that was missing was the result, which is most important.”

Calvin Poku picked up his fourth goal of the campaign in their 2-1 defeat and Eaton says he’s pleased with the striker.

“Poku could have won the golden boot for the league already this season,” he joked.

“We’re pleased with him, he’s just been unfortunate and missing a few.”

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