Ross believes midweek trip will hurt Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 13:02 02 February 2016 | UPDATED: 13:02 02 February 2016

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

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

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Motormen joint-boss says team will be short a few players for trip to Bury because of work commitments

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross expects the team will be forced into several changes when they travel to Bury Town in the Ryman North tonight (Tuesday).

The Motormen won in the league for the first time since December on Saturday away to Wroxham and may have been hoping to field the same team against the Blues.

But with the Oakside Stadium club facing a near 145-mile round trip midweek, Ross if fully aware that may be difficult for Redbridge with the team leaving at around 4pm for the journey to Ram Meadow.

“We’re not full-time, so it will be difficult for us with a few players missing because of work, but we’ll have a strong squad travelling,” said Ross.

“We have a few players coming into the side who haven’t played a lot in recent weeks, but it is what it is and we have to get on with it.”

It’s been a good week for the Motormen, who progressed to the quarter-finals of the London Senior Cup last Tuesday before their weekend league success at the Yachtsmen.

Those wins have lifted the mood at Oakside Stadium and Ross says it is imperative Redbridge maintain their good recent form away to Bury tonight in their bid to beat the drop.

“It’s of the upmost importance to keep this run going because we are still in the relegation positions,” he added.

“If you look at our season, we’re yet to take any points of some of the top teams in this league whereas others around us, like Heybridge beating Cray on Saturday, have. Hopefully it’s our turn against Bury.

“They are a strong side and I am anticipating a tough game, but hopefully we can get something from it.”

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