Redbridge manager Eaton is excited for their FA Vase tie with high-flying Coggeshall

PUBLISHED: 15:19 21 September 2017

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

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

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Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton is excited for their FA Vase tie against Coggeshall Town this weekend.

The Motormen host the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division outfit at Oakside in a bid to progress through the competition on Saturday.

Eaton’s men go into the match on the back of five straight wins, following Tuesday’s 5-1 derby success over Ilford, and will be hoping to extend their good form.

“That’s 11 goals in two games at the Oakside now, so let’s bring on Coggeshall,” he said.

“We’re in good form so we fancy our chances against anyone in our division or at the local level at the Oakside.”

The boss is under no illusions, though, and is expecting a tricky test against the high-flying club.

“We know all about Coggeshall. One of our players, Liam Thomas, was at Coggeshall last season and knows a lot about the club.

“They’re a very good club and have got a good side and we know what to expect of them.

“We know about a few of their players, we know what their dangers and threats are, but they’re a very good side, so when they come down here it’s going to a hard game.”

Eaton also believes the Vase is important for the club financially and a great way for them to give something back to their players.

“Financially it’s a big thing, obviously the further you go the money goes up,” he added.

“The boys are fully aware of what kind of prize money we get.

“We treat them on nights out and stuff like that and it’s good for team bonding, so you just want to go as far as you can until you hit a brick wall and then the season is done in the Vase.”

The manager wants his side to go as far as they can and fancies their chances in the competition.

“We want to look to go as far as we can and it’s only step five in the Vase so we fancy our chances against anyone,” he said.

Redbridge are expected to stick with a similar line-up for the match and Eaton admits they can’t change the team with the form they’re currently in.

“The boys are really working hard, the boys on the bench are aware of the situation as well as we said good performances get you to keep the shirt, so if we started changing things we’d be a bit of a hypocrite,” he said. “We want to keep it as close to the 11 we’ve got out at the minute.”

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