Ross: Let’s put pressure on clubs below us

PUBLISHED: 17:00 23 March 2015

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

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

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Motormen visit the Millers

Redbridge manager Dave Ross hopes his side can put down a marker for their relegation rivals when they take on Aveley tonight.

The Motormen travel to Mill Field at the start of a busy week for sides looking to avoid the drop with four of the bottom eight clubs in midweek action.

Ross’ boys have beaten the Millers twice already this season and is confident of more success on Monday.

“Aveley are a decent side and we are fully aware that we will be the underdogs when we take to the field,” said Ross.

“We’ll be looking for three points, like everyone is from every game at this stage in the season.

“With other clubs around us also in action later in the week, it’s important for us to set them a challenge to match.”

The hosts head into the fixture on a poor run of form having failed to win in their last seven games.

In spite of this Ross knows his team are in for a tough match away from home.

“Aveley are a good footballing side. They’ve got some quick boys so it will be hard for us. Both teams will be looking for the win for different reasons,” added Ross.

The Oaksiders lost their last game 1-0 to Thamesmead Town at the weekend after Adam Scott put the ball in his own net.

And the Redbridge gaffer feels his side were unfortunate not to return from their trip across the river with at least a point.

“We were unlucky. We scuffed three one-on-ones and hit the post several times. If we had taken our chances we might have come away with more.”

However Ross was happy to see a response from his side after demanding a better display following last week’s 1-0 defeat at home to Cray Wanderers.

“It was pleasing to see an improvement from the players. I’d rather play poorly and get a win though. But Iim sure the performance will give the players confidence.”

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