Wednesday, 28 November 2012

‘Two year plan’ to generate young prospects at Redbridge Football Club

Redbridge have revealed a ‘Two year plan’ at the Ryman League North club which will bring in young, talented players through the system.

The Motormen manager Del Robinson, also a coach at West Ham United, has expressed his intent of finding younger players who ‘want to wear the shirt’.

Robinson revealed the managing duo are keen to look towards the youngsters, “I think when managers come into new clubs and the supporters have expectations, sometimes you’ve just got to start from the beginning and that’s what me and Steve [Portway] want to do.”

“We’ve got a lot of younger players training with us now down at the training camp and we’re encouraging them to train with the older guys and hopefully one day they’ll end up being Redbridge players.

“It’s a two year project.” Robinson confirmed.

Talking in a more recent fixture, Robinson was adamant that the players in his squad must want to play for the club rather than just wanting to play football, “We need to get our own guys in who want to wear the shirt.”

“We had a few people around us that were looking for a game of football, I don’t want that, I want players that want to play for the club.

“The younger elements that will want to be here on a night like this and want to learn, that’s what we want, I’d rather lose with that.” Robinson said.

Redbridge are currently second-from-bottom in the Ryman North division, with just two wins from 14 matches. The Motormen have conceded 43 times this campaign, the most goals in the league.

Redbridge were formally known as Ford United prior to July 2004, but the name was changed in an attempt to attract a larger support within the local area.

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