Ross: “I’ve got no problem with Ricky coming in”

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 June 2013

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross


Ross looking forward to pre-season

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross says he is “looking forward to working” with fellow joint-manager Ricky Eaton ahead of the club’s pre-season.

There was a lot of upheaval at Oakside Stadium during the summer as alongside the new management team is new chairman Imran Merchant.

Ross returns to Redbridge having previously managed the club and the coaching staff is also now supplemented by former Leyton Orient player Scott Canham.

“I’ve got no problem with Ricky coming in and I am looking forward to working with him.

“Like a husband and wife we’ll have our arguments but I think it will be a really exciting season.”

Merchant is another man Ross is looking forward to working with as the new chairman takes over from previous incumbent Jim Chapman.

“I’ve met Imran a couple of times and he is a really nice guy who knows his stuff.”

The club started their pre-season training earlier this month with Ross describing the first session as going “really well”.

The club has friendlies lined up against Chelmsford on July 20 and East Thurrock on July 27 with Ross looking to ensure everything is right ahead of the first league game.

“It’s a chance to look at the players and go out and see what suits us as a team.

“It’s about getting it right for the first game and ensuring the squad keeps the good attitude that it’s got at the minute.”

The Redbridge boss did refuse to be drawn on making predictions about the team’s performance in the forthcoming season.

“I just want to go out there and compete. I’m not going to make predictions at the minute.

“Hopefully we will do ourselves justice and do really well season this season. You have to remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day.

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