Defeat spoils Green’s big day

Daggers winger Danny J Green made his long-awaited debut in Good Friday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Plymouth, but admitted the disappointing result took the gloss off of his afternoon.

The 20-year-old moved to Victoria Road from non-league Billericay Town last summer and made his first appearance as a 76th-minute replacement for John Akinde in Friday’s game.

The former Harlow, Bishops Stortford and Chelmsford midfielder had a shot pushed wide by Plymouth keeper David Button in the dying moments and was disappointed not to score the equaliser that would have eased his side’s relegation fears.

“I thought the goal was going to come, I had a good chance. I did hit the target, but the keeper got down well,” he said.

“Maybe I should have done a little bit better, but it’s just one of those things, we were piling on the pressure, it just didn’t come. It was good to make my debut, but the result overlooks it, it makes it not as good.”

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Green played the final 21 minutes of Daggers 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield on Easter Monday and while the results have been hugely disappointing for Green and Dagenham, the rookie midfielder has been pleased with his progress to the first team this season and hopes he can play a part in the club’s future.

“It’s my first season back as a pro, so they’re trying to bring me in slowly and encourage me and improve my game,” he said.

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“My strengths are taking people on and getting crosses in the box. That’s what a winger should do in my opinion.

“(Danny) Green is a slightly different player, but I definitely look at Dazza (Darren Currie) who’s very technically gifted. I look at him and look up to him.”

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