Dagenham & Redbridge: Charlee Adams enjoying playing with Matt Robinson and Luke Howell in heart of the action for Daggers

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 March 2018

Charlee Adams of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Charlee Adams of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Former Birmingham City youngster has become a regular fixture in starting XI for Daggers in recent weeks

Charlee Adams believes the Dagenham & Redbridge midfield trio of himself, Matt Robinson and Luke Howell complement each other well.

The three have linked up in the middle of the pitch in recent weeks, and will hope to do so again at in the National League in the coming weeks.

Despite all enjoying playing in the middle of the park, all three offer something different, but Adams feels they combine well.

Speaking after the 4-0 league loss at home to Tranmere Rovers last weekend, Adams said: “It’s great to have ‘Kama’ (Robinson) in there to run around. He works hard and is good on the ball as well.

“‘Howelly’ is clever in that he finds holes for us to find him in.

“I like to get on the ball, even if I have someone marking for the whole game, and I like to think I can do both sides of the game.”

As a creative midfielder who is keen to spray long passes around the pitch, Adams will no doubt be pleased with the talent Daggers have on the flanks.

In Fejiri Okenabirhie and Dan Sparkes, the Essex club have two attack-minded wingers who are keen to regularly get to the byline and Adams believes that helps him in midfield.

“If the wingers stay out as wide as possible, the chance to get the ball to them as early as possible so they can get at the opposition full backs is good for us as midfielders,” added the former Birmingham City youngster.

“We try to switch the play early, but if not we have ‘Howelly’ who’s very clever, so we have options out wide and in the hole.”

Adams has been a regular fixture in recent weeks, taking over in midfield from Andre Boucaud while he was suspended.

When starting at Torquay United last month, Adams was making his first appearance in over two months, and the 23-year-old is delighted to be back in the first-team picture on a regular basis.

“It was tough not being in the team because I came here to play a lot of games,” he said.

“I’ve been really happy to get back out on the pitch and I’m getting fitter with every game.

“The three of us in midfield have worked well over the past few weeks, but with Andre back, it’s up to the manager. Hopefully I’ll stay in the team.”

With his displays since returning to the first team, Adams has certainly done his chances of staying in Still’s plans no harm at all.


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