Dagenham & Redbridge: Daggers assistant Darren Currie confident of more National League success at Bromley

PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 April 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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Daggers recorded a 2-1 win at Wrexham on Saturday

Dagenham & Redbridge face the second match of a run of four games in a week when they visit Bromley in the National League on Tuesday, and Darren Currie admits the fixture pile-up is tough on the squad.

Daggers won 2-1 at Wrexham on Saturday and visit the Ravens on Tuesday, before heading for Guiseley on Thursday and hosting Maidenhead United on Saturday.

That would be a testing run for any squad at any stage of the season, so that it has come at the end of a long campaign is far from ideal.

But Currie says the management team will be doing all they can to give the squad the best possible chance of winning in each game this week.

“It’s a unique demand on the players, but we’ll manage rest and training around the games,” the assistant manager told the club website.

“We’ll take each game as it comes. It will be tough going to Bromley, they’re in good form and got a good win at the weekend.

“They’re a good side and they have a couple of old faces we’re familiar with. With it being on an artificial pitch, it will be a different type of test as well.

“The way we’re playing at the minute, we’re committed and playing some good stuff, I’ll be confident going there.”

Daggers head into the game off the back of a win at Wrexham on Saturday as goals from Fejiri Okenabirhie and Michael Cheek helped the Essex club come from behind to win.

And Currie believes the Victoria Road outfit deserved the win for their efforts throughout the game.

“We started the game very well and for 20-25 minutes, we looked like the team on the front foot,” he added.

“We were moving the ball well, keeping hold of the ball well and had one or two opportunities.

“We had a little five-minute spell where we were a little loose with the ball and the momentum of the game changed a little bit.

“They came back into the game and got their goal, but it was quite even in the first half.

“It was a great time to score straight after half time. It got us back in the game and it was another terrific goal by ‘Fey’.

“It’s a hell of a finish and the keeper is a big guy, so to curl it round him is great skill by ‘Fey’.

“Michael getting a goal as well gave us the big lift we wanted and being in front as well, but for the last 15-20 minutes, Wrexham were really trying to get the goal to get back in the game. We had to stand up and be counted.

“Mark Cousins pulled off some great saves, one in particular world-class save.

“The boys had to put their bodies on the line and deal with some crosses.

“Wrexham had one or two opportunities that they will be aggrieved they haven’t taken, but we stood up and dealt with everything that was thrown at us.


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