Redcar Athletic FC
Redcar Athletic FC
Established 1993

Manager Steve Connolly previews tomorrow's visit to Washington

21 September 2018

Lance Skelton returns from suspension. Chris Bivens and Jordan Kirk are still missing through injury. Washington, like ourselves have had some fantastic results and some not so good. We think if we play to our potential we can take something from the game but know if they're having a good day they'll make it very difficult.

We didn’t perform last week in the FA Vase. A game in which we dominated possession and created more chances than Bedlington. But failure to take those chances puts added pressure on the defenders to not make any mistakes. Ultimately, at our level to win games you need to score goals and strive for as many clean sheets as possible.

To address this theme I’ve recruited 2 new players, in David Able and Matty Crossen. Both experienced Northern League players, and Able a Wearside league winner with us last year, they will give us more options in defence and midfield and more ‘smarts’ on the pitch. These lads know how to win Northern League games and I’m excited to be working with them. Matty in particular can play in a variety of roles for us and his pace will be a real bonus.