Dagenham & Redbridge: Darren Currie disappointed with mistakes against Stevenage

PUBLISHED: 14:00 31 July 2017

Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge in action against Stevenage (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge in action against Stevenage (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers made errors in lead up to both Boro goals on Saturday, but assistant manager also says there are positives for National League club to take from loss

Andre Boucaud of Dagenham & Redbridge and Ronnie Henry of Stevenage (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Andre Boucaud of Dagenham & Redbridge and Ronnie Henry of Stevenage (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Assistant manager Darren Currie says Dagenham & Redbridge must learn from the mistakes made in their 2-0 pre-season friendly defeat at home to League Two side Stevenage.

The Essex club fell behind in the 13th minute when defender Luke Wilkinson found the net on his return to Victoria Road.

Seven minutes later, John Still’s men conceded a second when Mark McKee struck for Boro.

The National League made errors in the build-up to both goals, and Currie knows the team must work hard to eradicate those mistakes before the season starts at home to Barrow this Saturday.

Charlee Adams of Dagenham & Redbridge and Harry Beautyman of Stevenage (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Charlee Adams of Dagenham & Redbridge and Harry Beautyman of Stevenage (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

But the Daggers assistant says he was pleased with the display on the whole, and in particular how Daggers fared when in possession.

“I thought we did alright to be honest. I thought we moved the ball well and created opportunities,” Currie told the club website.

“A couple of mistakes led to the goals, which we’re disappointed about, but as it’s pre-season, we’d rather get it out of the way now.

“We’re disappointed with the goal from the set-piece that went straight down the middle of us.

“That was a cheap one to give away, and then a misplaced pass led to their second.

“From that point of view, we’re disappointed, but it’s something we can work on.”

Despite the defeat, though, Currie says there were pleasing signs ahead of the start of the new league campaign next weekend.

Daggers will hope to hit the ground running when they face the Bluebirds on Saturday, having lost both league encounters against Paul Cox’s men last term.

The Essex club will still have some work to do on the training ground this week to finalise their plans for that game.

And Currie says they must draw on the pleasing aspects of their display against Stevenage, knowing there were some parts that offered reasons for optimism.

“There are loads of positives in terms of going forward. There were one or two things we discussed at half-time which we did a lot better in the second half,” he added.

“There are loads of positives, but the two mistakes led to the two goals.”

If Daggers can cut out the mistakes against Barrow, they have every chance of starting the new National League season with a win.

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