Ross: Thurrock under pressure to beat us
PUBLISHED: 16:00 19 February 2015
Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions
Motormen travel to Ship Lane on Saturday hoping to move further away from relegation places
Redbridge joint-boss Dave Ross is hoping the wet weather stays away as they visit Thurrock in Ryman North action this weekend.
The Motormen saw a home game with Cray Wanderers last weekend and trip to Aveley on Monday washed out, but Ross hopes to face Fleet on Saturday and continue to move away from the bottom three.
“If you look at the forecast it says rain to come on Thursday and Friday so that doesn’t look good for Thurrock,” he said.
“We can’t change the way it is, we just hope the prediction is wrong and we can play. It’s a massive game for them because they are slipping a little bit away from the play-off places, which they are targeting.
“They have us, a team down the bottom, so they will be looking to get three points, but we will go there confident of getting something from the game.”
Thurrock won 3-1 when the sides met at Oakside, but Ross believes his team can go to Ship Lane and win, adding: “I’m not sure they are as strong now.
“It would be good if the game is on and it isn’t a bad time to play Thurrock. Ship Lane is a good pitch to play football on as well, so it would be nice if it is on.”
Frustrated to see the matches against Cray and Aveley called off, Ross admitted poor weather made it almost a formality.
“When you’re losing games you don’t mind being able to work on things in training when games have been postponed,” he added.
“But when you feel like you are starting to hit some form, like we had showed in the performances against Maldon and Soham it is frustrating to have games off.”
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box below for details.