Dagenham & Redbridge: Daggers winger Daniel Sparkes still targeting play-off places ahead of Guiseley clash
PUBLISHED: 16:00 10 April 2018
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Dagenham & Redbridge winger Daniel Sparkes says the side are still chasing down the National League play-off places ahead of hectic week.
Daggers have two away trips in a week starting with Wrexham on Saturday before staying more local to face London rivals Bromley on Tuesday evening.
John Still’s men were also due to make the trip to Guiseley this evening but the match has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and the match will now be rearranged.
The 26-year-old believes every game is played the same whether home or away and with the club just nine points off the pace they’re still setting the bar high.
“We’re not giving up on the play-offs with our recent form it’s definitely possible,” he said.
“Home or away we’ll play the same way, we’re always looking to win, obviously it’s an advantage when you’re at home with our fans but three away games.
“We go into every game to try win, so it will be no different.”
The former Torquay United player admits it will be a tough task reaching the play-offs and they can’t underestimate any team in the league.
“Over the season I think games against the lower teams have proven harder so it doesn’t matter who we’re playing every game at this level is tough home or away, we know that, we’ll prepare for it and we’re not going to go into any game expecting to win.
“We’ve got to fight as they’re not going to roll over simple as that.
“We’ve got to fight and battle then our quality will shine through hopefully.”
The Victoria Road-based club go into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw with strugglers Woking after Sparkes put them in front from a free-kick in the 10th minute.
Former Dagger Josh Staunton levelled the score in the 47th minute to share the spoils and Sparkes believes it was not good enough from his side.
“We set ourselves very high standards, we’re not happy with a point, we wanted all three to carry our run on.”