September 2 2014 Latest news:
Friday, January 17, 2014
Defender Brian Saah insists now is the time for the Daggers to get back on track as they head to Newport County tomorrow.
The Victoria Road side currently sit in 10th spot in the League Two table going into the game, but have won just two of their last 10 league matches.
And while their solid start has allowed them to have this ‘blip’ the 27-year-old admits they can ill-afford to continue the recent indifferent run.
“We’ve lost a couple of games and we are still in and around the play-offs obviously because of the good form we had at the start of the season,” said Saah.
“We’ve had a little blip so to speak and it’s up to us to get back on track.
“It is so tight and a couple of bad games mean you are sucked right in at the wrong end of the table and a couple of good results leave you pushing up the other end. It’s important that we stay focused.”
He added: “We’ve had a good start to the season but in this middle period we haven’t started off that great. It’s important that we get back on track, get a couple of wins together and slowly start moving up the table again.”
Saah has settled in well with the Daggers though having joined in the summer following his release from Torquay United.
He’s been an ever-present in Wayne Burnett’s starting XI to date, and has now seemed to have struck up a strong partnership with Scott Doe.
And while the former Leyton Orient defender believes their games suit each other, he knows Luke Wilkinson is waiting in the wings if either do have a dip in form.
“Scott and I have played quite a few games together now,” he added.
“We complement each other’s game and we get on well as a partnership in defence. But I think both Scott and Luke are capable of playing together as well so it’s good to have the competition.”
It’s well-documented that the Daggers have struggled on the road this season, winning just twice in the league.
The defensive record on their travels isn’t great either and they currently have the leakiest defence in the league away from Victoria Road.
That is a concern for Saah, but one he feels the Daggers will put right sooner rather than later.
“We’ve dropped points at home last weekend against Fleetwood so we need to go on the road and pick up points,” he said.
“If we can improve on our away form I think we’ll be alright. It’s just one of them things, it’s not really happened for us away from home at the moment.
“There are still a lot of games left and enough time for us to change it and put it right. It’s important that we do that, kick on and move up the table.”