Points more important than goals to Daggers midfield ace

Daggers midfielder Danny Green struck his ninth goal of the season on Saturday, but insisted he was happier that the team maintained their unbeaten run.

The 22-year-old netted a penalty to secure a draw with 10 minutes remaining, extending the east Londoners’ unbeaten run to six matches, a period in which Green has scored four times.

But the former Bishop’s Stortford winger believes his team’s excellent form is more significant than his personal achievements.

“The most important thing is keeping our unbeaten run going, getting points on the board and edging away from other teams,” said Green.

“I thought overall we dominated possession, we dominated play. I think in the first half they only went in our box two or three times, so we needed to believe that the equaliser was going to come and luckily it did.

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“I’m on a good run of form. There was a time when I was just getting crosses in and assisting, I think I ran away with the assists for Dagenham, and all of a sudden the goals are coming now.

“That’s nine for the season and 11 assists, so I’m happy with that.”

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Saturday’s draw kept Daggers outside of the relegation zone, still with games in hand on all those below them.

Following last night’s (Tuesday) game with league leaders Brighton, John Still’s side play twice more, against Exeter and Peterborough, before closest challengers Walsall are back in action.

And Green feels the extra games give Daggers the advantage over their challengers inside the bottom four.

“You don’t want a situation where you’re depending on other people, because usually it doesn’t happen,” he said.

“You’ve got to depend on yourselves, you have to go out there and do your job.

“You’re paid to play football and you’ve got to try and play and win the games, so that’s what we’ve got to do.

“We’re still ahead of the other teams with games in hand, so it’s looking good.”

Two new faces arrived at Victoria Road last week ahead of Thursday’s loan deadline.

Cameron Lancaster and Oliver Lee will stay with Daggers for a month and were named in the squad for Saturday’s draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Lancaster made his debut, replacing Bas Savage midway through the second half, while Lee was an unused substitute, but Green feels both will be useful additions to Daggers survival bid.

“I think the gaffer brought in the two new loan boys to strengthen the squad a little bit more and add a bit more quality as well,” he said.

“We haven’t had much time to train with the boys, because we had the game on Tuesday, so we were off on Wednesday.Thursday was a light session for us and Friday was just set-pieces and stuff like that, so we haven’t really had much time to gel with them, but hopefully this week we’ll get to see them in training.”

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