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Bellamy urges Daggers to stick together in bid to end losing run

PUBLISHED: 14:00 15 October 2018

Liam Bellamy of Dagenham & Redbridge wins a header against Wrexham (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Liam Bellamy of Dagenham & Redbridge wins a header against Wrexham (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Essex club lost 2-1 at home to Wrexham on Saturday — a fifth straight defeat

Liam Bellamy believes the Dagenham & Redbridge squad must start repaying boss Peter Taylor’s faith in them following a 2-1 defeat at home to Wrexham in the Vanarama National League.

After joining Daggers last month, Bellamy was handed his first start for the visit of the Dragons.

The 26-year-old’s full debut did not end how he would have wanted it to, with Luke Summerfield’s second-half penalty handing victory to the Welsh club.

The sides had gone into the break level at Victoria Road after a Brad Walker own goal cancelled out a stunning Luke Young strike in a thrilling end to the first half.

But Bellamy was gutted to reflect on another defeat for Daggers as they slipped to a fifth straight loss in the league.

“It’s a disappointing result and at the moment, one point would feel like three,” said the former Dover Athletic midfielder.

“Giving away a penalty like we did is costly, but we need to stick together as boys and dig deep.

“There were times when Wrexham didn’t really hurt us and we even had chances. The gaffer has been faithful with us boys, so we need to step up.”

There were plenty of positives for Daggers to take, restricting Wrexham to pot-shots during much of the game, even if Young did take full advantage with one to open the scoring.

And Bellamy knows Daggers must draw on those positives in a bid to end their poor run of form, but is also aware where the team must improve going forward.

He added: “We started well and it was quite a frantic tempo. I remember the ref was even saying how it was a real fast pace and he couldn’t keep up with the game early on!

“The strike for their first goal, he’s put it in the top corner and there’s not really much you can do about that.

“It’s still one of those games where we needed to be stronger, mentally and physically.”

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