Ross aims to rouse Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 12:30 10 September 2014

Redbridge joint managers Ricky Eaton (left) and Dave Ross (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge joint managers Ricky Eaton (left) and Dave Ross (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Struggling Motormen face derby date

Redbridge co-managers Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton will attempt to rouse their troops as the Motormen travel to fellow strugglers Romford in the Ryman One North tonight.

Motormen suffered another loss to Chatham on the weekend, to take their current drought to five games without a win.

But having considered themselves unlucky not to come away with a point on the weekend, Redbridge might think they have a better chance against a Boro side who are only three points above them in the table with seven points from seven games.

There are fresh injury concerns for the Redbridge bosses ahead of this evening’s derby, with Ross saying: “Joe Gent has pulled his hamstring, there’s no point risking him, we don’t him out for six weeks.”

Gent’s performances have been one of the few positives to take from the opening games and he will be sorely missed.

Nonetheless Ross remains convinced his side are a work in progress and will eventually achieve results as they improve on elements of their game. “We’ve stop conceding goals we just need to start converting chances,” he added.

With this in mind the squad will surely travel with more confidence and it is only a matter of time before results start going their way.

On another note there is a hope for a bumper crowd in the wake of “Non-League Day” on Saturday.

The nationwide initiative tries to encourage local interest in lower league football and with attendances growing up and down the country on Saturday the hope is the feeling will rollover in weeks to come.

“Crowds have been diminishing at non-league level, attendances is something we are looking to increase,” added Ross, hoping a change in fortune tonight might be a starting point for Motormen this season.

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