Determined Nunn looking to help spirited Daggers on run towards play-offs

PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 February 2018

Fejiri Okenabirhie celebrates scoring his second goal for Dagenham & Redbridge against Chester (pic David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Fejiri Okenabirhie celebrates scoring his second goal for Dagenham & Redbridge against Chester (pic David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Ben Nunn believes Dagenham & Redbridge have shown great team spirit in recent weeks and says they are not ruling out a play-off place yet.

Ben Nunn Dagenham & Redbridge sends in a cross against Chester (pic David Simpson/TGS Photo) Ben Nunn Dagenham & Redbridge sends in a cross against Chester (pic David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Defender Nunn has been given his chance following Sam Ling’s move to Leyton Orient and helped secure a 3-2 win over Chester at Victoria Road on Saturday.

And he is hoping to help John Still’s men maintain a climb back up the table, with them now four points off seventh place in 11th, despite off-field concerns.

He said: “It’s nice to get a run of games. It’s been a tough season for me. ‘Lingy’ has done so well, but now things have changed and I’ve got my run and I’m trying to take everything I can.

“Our aim is to push for the play-offs, we still believe there’s enough points out there. With the way we’ve played the last four games, if we play like that every single game there won’t be teams able to cope with that.

Ben Nunn of Dagenham and Dominic Vose of Chester (pic David Simpson/TGS Photo) Ben Nunn of Dagenham and Dominic Vose of Chester (pic David Simpson/TGS Photo)

“The last three or four games it’s clear to see how much good team spirit we’ve got. The result at Aldershot and Dover was not what we wanted, the performance warranted more than we got. We thoroughly deserved the three points today, especially considering the circumstances.”

Fejiri Okenabirhie put Daggers ahead, before Jordan Archer and Matty Waters replied either side of half time, and the hosts needed two goals in the last five minutes to claim the points.

Okenabirhie’s equaliser was followed by an own goal from Andy Halls two minutes from time and Nunn added: “It was eventful! First half we dominated and should’ve stayed in front. They took their chances and we went into the last 15 minutes thinking ‘here we go’.

“But we kept pushing and going and we had a bit of luck with the last goal, but we’ve had our fair share of bad luck as well so it was nice to be on the right side of it.

“‘Fey’ has gone to another level.Over the last couple of games he has really stepped up with Corey (Whitely) and Morgan (Ferrier) gone and deserves everything he has got at the moment.

“The last four games we might not have played amazing football the whole time but I don’t think anyone can say we haven’t worked hard as a team.

“Every single player has given everything. Whether the quality is there the whole time, the endeavour, work rate and team spirit is definitely clear for everyone to see.”


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