Lancaster likes what he sees
Daggers striker is confident his new team-mates can beat the drop.
New Daggers striker Cameron Lancaster is backing the squad to prove successful in their battle to avoid relegation.
The 18-year-old made his debut in Saturday’s draw with Sheffield Wednesday, before coming off the bench again in Tuesday’ night’s defeat to Brighton.
The hectic fixture schedule has limited the club’s time to train together, but Lancaster has been impressed with what he’s seen so far.
“The squad’s got more than enough quality in it to stay up, definitely,” he said.
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“They can push for a higher place in the league next season. They’ll stay up.”
The Tottenham Hotspur loanee has initially moved to Victoria Road for one month, but would be content to stay at the club for the duration of the season.
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His time with the Spurs Academy has been blighted by injuries, but Lancaster seems to have overcome those problems and feels settled at Dagenham already.
“It feels like a good place to start off. It’s really homely and hopefully I’ll get lots of chances to prove myself to this club and to Spurs,” said Lancaster.
“The manager and the coaches have been really encouraging to me and told me what I should be doing and shouldn’t be doing, so it’s been good.
“I think I’ve done alright so far. I’ve put in as much effort as I could; I’ve just got to wait until that effort pays off with goals.
“I want to start week-in, week-out, that’s my target. I’m here for a month; if the opportunity comes up to stay longer I’d be happy to stay, definitely.”
Manager John Still also added midfielder Oliver Lee to the squad before last Thursday’s deadline.
The 19-year-old has joined from West Ham, also for a month, and Still feels both players will be important to Daggers during the run-in.
“Cameron will do fine for us. He’ll give us a bit of extra pace and liven us up I think,” said Still.
“Ollie’s come in and between now and the end of the season I’m sure he’s going to get a chance to show what he can do.
“Both of them will be important players for us, absolutely.”