Redbridge seek to end losing run

PUBLISHED: 13:00 10 September 2013

Geoffrey Mitchell of Redbridge (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Geoffrey Mitchell of Redbridge (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Motormen host Tilbury after three straight defeats

Redbridge host Tilbury tonight in an important Ryman One North fixture at Oakside, hoping to bounce back from three successive defeats.

For the third consecutive game, Motormen lost 3-1 on Saturday, this time against Sudbury in the league, after defeat to Enfield Town in the Robert Dyas-sponsored League Cup and an FA Cup reverse at the hands of Burnham the previous weekend.

The game against Tilbury sees joint-manager Dave Ross go up against his former employees, but he says there is no time for sentiment.

Ross said: “Absolutely, it is just another game. It doesn’t matter if it is against Tilbury, Sudbury or whoever, we just need to get three points.

“A win is always perfectly timed, but especially after three defeats and hopefully if we can get a full squad out we’ll get the win.”

Once again Ross and fellow boss Ricky Eaton will need to run the rule over several players who have been in the physio’s room of late before the match this evening.

Two players are expected to return and a win against Tilbury could potentially earn the squad the weekend off as the scheduled league match against Maldon has been postponed due to their FA Cup commitments.

“Hopefully we’ll have some players back,” added Ross.

“We’ll have to see how they are, but some have progressed well over the weekend. Geoff Mitchell and Gary Henty are two we hope to have back.

“We haven’t decided yet, a lot depends on tonight.

“We will probably sort it out Thursday, but if the boys impress and do well we might give them the weekend off.

“If they don’t then we’ll bring them in and try and sort some opposition out.”

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