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Dagenham & Redbridge: Assistant manager Junior Lewis believes Daggers can still make National League play-offs ahead of Torquay United trip

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 February 2018

Luke Howell clears the lines for Dagenham & Redbridge under pressure from Manny Oyeleke of Aldershot Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Luke Howell clears the lines for Dagenham & Redbridge under pressure from Manny Oyeleke of Aldershot Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Ahead of Saturday’s game at Gulls, Daggers are 11th in table and seven points outside play-offs

Jake Howells on the ball for Dagenham & Redbridge against Aldershot Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Jake Howells on the ball for Dagenham & Redbridge against Aldershot Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Junior Lewis believes making the National League play-offs is still a realistic aim ahead of Saturday’s trip to struggling Torquay United.

After picking up just one win in their last nine in the league, and taking just four points from a possible 27, Daggers have slipped to 11th in the standings and are seven points adrift of Fylde in seventh.

If the Essex club are to make the play-offs this term, they would need a drastic change in fortunes on the pitch.

But Lewis feels that if the Victoria Road outfit can get back on a good run of form, they could still be involved in the drama of the play-offs.

“We have to get on a run because there is a bit of a gap to the play-off places now,” said the 44-year-old.

“If we can get on a run, which we’re capable of, we’ll still have to take it game-by-game and see where it takes us.”

Daggers head to Torquay on Saturday looking to end a run of four straight defeats in the league.

On Saturday, John Still’s men suffered a 2-0 loss at home to Aldershot Town, conceding early in each half.

Despite the result, it was an improved display from Daggers compared to recent weeks, and Lewis says there are plenty of positives to draw on ahead of the trip to Torquay.

“The gaffer told the players after the Aldershot match that if they keep playing like that, they’ll win more matches than they lose,” he added.

Ahead of the Aldershot game, Daggers had to contend with the departures of Morgan Ferrier, Sam Ling and former captain Scott Doe.

Ferrier rejoined Boreham Wood and Ling returned to Leyton Orient, both for fees, while Doe moved to Whitehawk of the National League South after agreeing to terminate his contract.

But Lewis refused to blame the departures for the defeat to Aldershot, saying: “The squad we have is still a magnificent squad.

“It happens at every football club; you lose players and you just have to get on with it.

“The boys stuck together against Aldershot and you had the likes of Luke Pennell and Ben Nunn coming into the side.”

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