Redbridge ready for more action

PUBLISHED: 14:53 01 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:53 01 August 2013

Ricky Eaton

Ricky Eaton


Motormen add another pre-season fixture

Redbridge added a last-minute fixture to their pre-season plans this week, as joint-managers Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton looked to step up preparations ahead of the new Ryman Division One North season.

Motormen travel to Essex Olympian League outfit White Notley tonight (Thursday), and will be hoping to continue an impressive pre-season campaign with another victory.

The Oakside outfit have further fixtures against Enfield and Clapton planned for Saturday and Tuesday, respectively, but the new management duo felt another game was necessary to give the rebuilt squad more time to gel.

White Notley should not pose too many problems for Redbridge, who beat their Olympian League counterparts Harold Hill 5-2 last Wednesday thanks to goals from Aaron Matthews (2), Jason Fontaine, Lee Newton and Danny Tenkorang.

A single Tenkorang goal was enough to down East Thurrock at the weekend and Eaton sees this evening’s clash as another important game for the new players to prove themselves.

He said: “We have made a massive over-haul at the club since Dave and I have come in.

“It means a few of the players are on a last-chance-saloon to impress us as we look to stamp our authority on the season.”

With the Motormen narrowly avoiding relegation last season, Eaton knows the club’s aspirations for the upcoming season need to develop, adding: “The last managers (Steve Portway and Del Robinson) did a great job in keeping the club up, but now it is up us to do our best for the club and push ourselves higher up the table.

“The boys are progressing well in training and it showed in the last game against East Thurrock that we are headed in the right direction.”

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