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Dagenham & Redbridge: Morgan Ferrier insists Daggers must build on first win in five by beating Maidenhead United

PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 October 2017

Morgan Ferrier in action for Dagenham & Redbridge against Wrexham (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Morgan Ferrier in action for Dagenham & Redbridge against Wrexham (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers striker says squad have to get back on a good run of form after ending recent slump with win over Macclesfield Town

Morgan Ferrier says Dagenham & Redbridge have to follow up their first win in five matches in all competitions with another success at Maidenhead United in the National League on Saturday.

Daggers ended their wait for a win on Tuesday night by beating former league leaders Macclesfield Town 1-0, with Ferrier scoring the game’s only goal at Victoria Road.

The Essex club’s recent slump in form has seen them drop down the table and also exit the FA Cup, but with John Still’s men now back to winning ways, Ferrier says it is imperative they start stringing victories together.

“The big test is getting another win, we have to follow the victory on Tuesday up,” said the former Boreham Wood man.

“There’s no point getting one win and then go to Maidenhead and draw or lose, we have to follow the victory up.

“It was unbelievable from the lads to beat the team who were top, so hopefully now we can go on a little run and end up where we need to be.”

Ferrier’s strike was Daggers’ first goal in four games in all competitions, with the league’s top scorers surprisingly blunted in recent weeks.

The 22-year-old, though, attributes that to the Victoria Road outfit’s scintillating form in front of goal in the early part of the season, believing opponents are now wary of Daggers’ threat going forward.

“We’re top scorers in the league, so when we play teams, home or away, they set up a bit differently than they would against others,” added the England C international

“Other teams might not get that microscope on them, but because we have been scoring, we do.

“We can take that as a gift or a curse, but with the strike force we have, it will always go right in the end.”

After a few weeks leading the line in the absence of Michael Cheek, Ferrier is now back out in his favoured position on the flank.

And while he admits it was tough to be the lone striker when Cheek was injured, Ferrier says he was happy to do a job for the team.

“My game is predominantly about running in behind and getting one-on-one with defenders, but when ‘Cheeky’ was out, I had to be the battering ram.

“He’s better at that than me, so for the team I tried to do as best as I could. Now he’s back, I can go back to doing what I was doing.”

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