Tyler waiting if Redbridge see off Cockfosters in London Senior Cup

PUBLISHED: 15:53 15 October 2013 | UPDATED: 15:53 15 October 2013

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

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Redbridge face Cockfosters this evening in the first round of the London Senior Cup with an illustrious football man waiting in the wings should they progress.

Kingstonian, finalists in the competition for the last two seasons, will be the Motormen’s next opponents and the renowned Martin Tyler, commentator for Sky Sports, will be in the dugout should they win as he is a coach for the Ryman Premier side.

First up for Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton’s team though is the tie against the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division team.

Following Saturday’s league defeat to Cheshunt, where Redbridge conceded three goals for the sixth time this season, joint-manager Ross is hoping his team can cut out the soft goals they’ve been letting in.

“You can’t expect to win the game conceding three goals,” added Ross.

“We have done it far too many times this season. Going forward is not a problem it is just conceding goals.

“Teams in the Ryman North have conceded far more than us but we still need to cut out the soft goals.”

Under their previous name, Ford United, the club enjoyed success in the London Senior Cup, as they were winners in the 2000/01 campaign, in addition to further success in 1993/94 and 1997/98.

Last year Redbridge were knocked out by Croydon in the third round but they’ll hoping for a good better run this time around.

Joint-manager Ross admitted he and Eaton will make changes for tonight’s game but backed the players coming into the side to be strong enough to get the win.

He said: “It is a chance to rotate but we have a strong squad, so even when we do rotate it shouldn’t weaken the side too much.

“I’ve no doubt we’ll take a strong side down there and hopefully return with a win.”

The Motormen have history against Cockfosters as they edged to a 2-1 preliminary round win over them on their FA Cup run to the second round proper of the competition back in 2011-12 season, where they lost out 5-0 to Crawley Town.

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