Ross wants Redbridge to turn the corner!

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 October 2015

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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The Motormen failed to build on FA Trophy success and lost twice in the league

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross admits this weekend’s clash at Romford is “massive” after watching his side drop to the bottom of the Ryman North table after two more defeats.

The Motormen lost 2-0 to Wroxham at Oakside on Saturday after conceding twice in the first half and were well beaten by Tilbury on Tuesday.

Jay Knight scored in the 89th minute, but Redbridge were 5-0 down by that point and those latest losses have seen them drop to the basement.

This weekend they travel to Ship Lane to take on Boro, before playing Phoenix Sports again on Tuesday, after losing 3-0 to them on September 22.

Ross said: “It is a big game this weekend, away to Romford. Paul Martin is a good manager and has got a decent squad together there. They are doing okay this season, but we need to go to Romford and try and get a victory.

“Phoenix Sports have already come to our ground and scored a few goals against us so we need to put that right. Hopefully we can go there and do a better job this time.

“It is very difficult because the lads are down and we are trying to lift them, but they need to dig deep to get us out of this as well.”

After beating Arlesey 2-0 in the FA Trophy recently, Ross hoped his struggling side would build some momentum and improve their results in the league, but the recent defeats have knocked confidence.

Although they are bottom of the table, they are only one point away from safety.

Ross added: “We are not too far back, we’re still in touching distance of the other teams which is good despite our poor run of form.

“Our target is obviously to avoid relegation. At the moment it seems like it is going to be difficult to stay up, but we will give everything and just hope to turn the corner soon.

“We wanted to build some momentum after the Arlesey game. We knew they weren’t a great side so we weren’t reading too much into beating them, but we created so many chances and could have scored a lot more.

“We hoped to take that into the Wroxham match. But we went back to our old ways and went 2-0 down and it was like trying to climb Mount Everest for us, it is so hard when we keep giving goals away.”

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