December 21 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Daggers gave another 18-year-old his first Football League start on Saturday, and Afolabi Obafemi hopes he impressed enough to pose boss Wayne Burnett another selection dilemma.
The striker came in for the injured Josh Scott and didn’t disappoint before being substituted after 63 minutes. It followed closely on the heels of 18-year-old Jack Connors, who made his debut in last week’s 1-1 draw with Exeter.
And though the former Leyton Orient youngster has featured off the bench five times so far, he was delighted to finally get the chance to show his credentials from the off at the weekend in their 2-0 victory.
“I thought I fitted in well and I tried my best to contribute to what we are doing and hopefully the gaffer is happy with me and I can get selected more often,” said Obafemi.
“It was a good game and we performed well to stop them from playing their natural game. We were then able to concentrate on our game and I thought we did well.”
Obafemi was released by Orient in the summer after making nine substitute appearance but Daggers quickly signed up the youngster on a one-year deal and the striker admits he already feels at home in the Victoria Road ranks.
“I don’t think I have got to prove a point to Orient for letting me go because I thought I did all right over there,” he added.
“I just feel like it is a new chapter and hopefully I can do well for the Daggers and help us push forward.
“We’ve got a good squad here and we are all working hard to try and stay in the team and be a part of what we are doing so we are all doing our best.
“The boys have welcomed me with open arms and it feels like I have been here for years so hopefully I can help guide the team to bigger and better things.”