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A disappointment for Blues boss

PUBLISHED: 17:57 23 April 2008 | UPDATED: 12:38 11 August 2010

CONGRATULATIONS: Newcomer of the season - Leigham Stone, presented by Gill Faherty

CONGRATULATIONS: Newcomer of the season - Leigham Stone, presented by Gill Faherty

BARKING face Basildon United on Saturday in the last game of what manager Dave Ross admits has been a disappointing campaign, writes MATT DINER. The Blues are set to finish mid-table after an excellent start to the season. But, sadly for the Mayesbrook Pa

BARKING face Basildon United on Saturday in the last game of what manager Dave Ross admits has been a disappointing campaign, writes MATT DINER.

The Blues are set to finish mid-table after an excellent start to the season. But, sadly for the Mayesbrook Park club, half the team left for Aveley and Ross has been re-building ever since.

"We will be going to win on Saturday," he said.

"It'd be good to end the season with a win. We are looking to take points, but if we get anything out of the game it would be good.

"It has been a disappointing season but I have not been disappointed with the performances, apart from the Romford game, so there are positives. The players realise this too and moral isn't down, but it has been a hard season," admitted Ross.

The Blues struggles continued on Saturday when they were beaten 3-1 by Eton Manor, and although they suffered their third defeat out of four this month, Ross was satisfied with his side's display.

"We played well," he beamed. "We did very well in the second half, but conceded goals through stupid elementary errors at the back.

"We hit the bar and missed two open goals and I thought we created enough chances."

It was the sixth time this season Barking had taken on Eton Manor and Ross admitted he was happy to have a break from the visitors.

"I'm sick of the sight of them and their manager," he joked.

"I've seen him so often lately he's almost become my friend but, to be fair to them, they are a good side and they break away very quickly."

After Saturday, Ross is focused solely on turning the club into a winning side and has big plans for the next season.

"My aim is to win the league," he said.

"You have to aim high and to be competing at the top, we will be competitive.

"I have two great coaches in Steve Munday and Bert Hoyte and the nucleus is there.

"We do need some experience and I'll be looking at that, as they help the younger players and those youngsters will get better.

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