Redbridge manager Eaton wants to continue winning run

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 October 2017

Ricky Eaton of Redbridge (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ricky Eaton of Redbridge (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton wants to keep their winning streak alive in the Essex Senior League against Sporting Bengal this weekend.

The Motormen host the eighth-placed outfit on Saturday and Eaton expects a tough test at Oakside (3pm).

Eaton’s men could make it eight wins in a row in the league after crashing out of the London Senior Cup on Tuesday.

“We’re expecting another tough game,” he said.

“They’ve had a really strong start to the season and although they’ve had a dip in form in the last few weeks, we can’t read into that as they always field a strong side against us.

“They’ll work hard to bring players in and we’ll play the best Sporting Bengal side there is, I’m sure.”

The manager wants his side to keep their winning run in the league alive but admits although their form has been impressive they must keep their eye on the ball.

“We want to keep getting results and keep going on this run as long as we can,” he added.

“Seven wins in a row is really impressive, but we need to extend it. If we continue the run for a while I’ll be extremely pleased.”

Eaton reveals they know Sporting Bengal well and are looking forward to the challenge it poses as they bid to keep climbing closer to top of the table.

“We have a good idea about how they play and we know a lot about most of their players,” he said.

“Apparently Steven Carvell will be playing, he’s always played in higher divisions, but seems to always play against us.

“We know a lot about him and how good he is as well, so we know it will be a tough encounter, but we’re looking forward to it.”

The Motormen are expected to make a few changes ahead of the weekend clash, after making nine changes for their 4-3 penalty defeat to Hanwell Town, after a 2-2 draw.

“We have got two tough games coming up against Bengal and Burnham Ramblers, so we’ve got to rotate it a little bit. We’re not sure how yet, but there will be changes from the squad that played on Tuesday,” he said.

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