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Rhys Murphy went into double figures at the weekend with his 10th goal for the Daggers in their 2-0 home win over Wycombe Wanderers.

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Rhys Murphy went into double figures at the weekend with his 10th goal for the Daggers in their 2-0 home win over Wycombe Wanderers.

But while he has been taking the plaudits, the ever-confident former Arsenal forward is quick to acknowledge the work of his team-mates for giving him the ammunition to fire the Daggers up to ninth in League Two.

“I’m not surprised at all by what I’ve done,” said Murphy. “I am working hard in training and the team has been great with the service they are given me.

“My 10 goals are down to them. They keep supplying me and luckily at the moment they are going in.”

Murphy was the provider for Daggers opener on Saturday, when he played the ball into the path of fellow striker Afolabi Obafemi.

And the 23-year-old felt it was one of very occasions on the day where they showed what they are capable of going forward.

“We cut them open on that occasion and that is what we are capable of, but we didn’t do it enough.

“Today we were poor, we all know that and we’ve set standards this year and we came short of them but the most important thing is that we got the three points.

“You can’t play well every week, it’s a tough league and season and the important thing was to grind out the result ,which is what we did.”

Murphy was then involved in the main talking point as he went down five minutes into the second half in the box after being felled by Anthony Stewart. The Wycombe defender was shown a straight red by referee Keith Stroud, having adjudged him to the be the final man.

And though there was debate from most parties about the decision to award the penalty, Murphy believes the right decision was made.

He said: “ I felt he has come through me first but a few people have asked me if it was a foul and for me I felt it was. I took the penalty and scored which is the most important thing.”

Daggers now face a 14-day hiatus before they face Oxford United on December 14, and the striker feels the squad has deserved a little break from action.

Murphy added: “It was important to get a win going into the two-week break. We’ve played three games in the last week and there is a bit of travelling down to Plymouth as well and then away to Wimbledon so it does take its toll.”

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