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Dagenham & Redbridge: Assistant manager Darren Currie says players must remain in the know

PUBLISHED: 09:30 22 February 2018

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Darren Currie (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Darren Currie (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Darren Currie believes they must keep players up to date on the club’s situation.

Cash-strapped Daggers have endured a difficult few weeks with a handful of players leaving the club since Glyn Hopkin resigned as director of Dagenham & Redbridge FC 2017 Ltd on December 18 and advised his funding for the club would be ceasing on December 31.

John Still’s side have seen their National League promotion bid fall away since, after only winning two of their last 11 matches, in all competitions.

But Currie believes it’s important to keep the squad informed and at the same time make sure the squad carries on training hard as usual.

“It’s our duty to keep the players updated, give them as much information as we feel they necessarily need to know, but also to make sure they don’t take their eye off the ball.

“With social media and everything that goes on today, you can’t hide much from players, but we have a duty to make sure we’re still training right, still trying to prepare right, and balance that with letting the boys have an idea of what’s going on.

“They’re entitled to know as they’re part of the club, but I think one thing I’ve learnt in my time at this football club, is together we’re stronger and that’s always the case.”

The former midfielder, who had multiple spells at Daggers in his career, revealed the team spirit and feel about the changing is extremely positive – despite the financial situation off the pitch.

“The fans over the last couple of games in particular, have got right behind the team and the team bounced off the fans, and the fans bounced off the team.

“Despite what’s going on there is a real positive feel about the changing room at the moment.

“Long-term we can’t really focus on it, we just have to focus on the games coming up and the work at the training ground.”

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