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Dagenham & Redbridge striker Josh Scott admits he could have gone ‘stale’ at club.
Dagenham & Redbridge front man Josh Scott hopes he has seen the back of his problems as he looks to get back to his best for the Victoria Road club.
The 28-year-old Scott has had a disappointing last two years, which has seen him persistently battle against injuries, illness and off-the-field problems.
But after a successful loan spell at Conference Premier outfit Ebbsfleet United, where he scored three goals in six games, the striker feels refreshed again and ready to give it his best shot for Wayne Burnett’s men.
“It just feels like I have been around in the background and sometimes people think you aren’t quite the player you were,” said Scott, after netting in his side’s 1-1 League Two draw with Burton last weekend.
“But if you believe you are good, you can show them. It could have been that I became a bit stale because I haven’t been playing.
“I have been out with injuries, illness and had problems off the field. They can affect you. I have been here so long and I am one of the longest serving players, but it’s up to you to keep it fresh.
“A new manager has come in and he has showed confidence in me, so it’s a new start.
“Going away, getting fit and scoring a couple of goals has given me confidence.”
Scott, who recently reached the 100 appearance milestone for the club, has certainly looked somewhere near his best in recent weeks and scored his second goal in as many games to help Daggers hold promotion hopefuls Burton Albion last weekend.
The former Hayes & Yeading man is optimistic he can continue his purple patch in front of goal at Fleetwood on Saturday and warns opposition that he’s not back to his best just yet.
“Two in two does give you that confidence and hopefully both myself and the club can enjoy a good end to the season,” he said.
“I feel a lot better now after the loan and I feel I am back to something towards my best, though I am not quite there yet.
“I wouldn’t say I am fully fit at the moment, but I am getting there and it’s nice to be involved.”