Daggers assistant Harris is keen to get the monkey off their backs with a win

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 August 2018

Elliott Romain of Dagenham and Max Worsfold of Maidenhead battle for the ball earlier this season (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Elliott Romain of Dagenham and Max Worsfold of Maidenhead battle for the ball earlier this season (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge are keen to get the monkey off their backs with a first win in the National League during Bank Holiday weekend says assistant manager Terry Harris.

Daggers face a busy 72 hours as they welcome Hartlepool United to Victoria Road on Saturday before making the trip to Barnet on Bank Holiday Monday as they still search for their first win of the season.

Harris feels the side are getting closer and that they just need to get that one win to change their fortunes.

“It would be nice to get that monkey off our back really and get that first result,” he said in midweek.

“We said to the boys we have been getting beat by the odd goal, we’ve scored in every game bar one, so hopefully the first result is not too far away because I think they deserve that.

“Even at Halifax on Saturday I thought we were in the ascendency for the last 15 minutes.”

The former Boreham Wood assistant knows it will be a tough ask as they come up against two strong opponents in former Football League sides the Pools and the Bees.

And Harris knows they will have to rotate their squad in the two matches to keep the squad fresh.

“Hartlepool is a newer side, they’ve got new players and obviously I came across Matthew Bates last year,” he added. “But as it is with this league all games are hard and all sides bring different things to the party and Hartlepool will be no different.

“It will be a tough game and two games in three days is tough anyway regardless of who you play.

“We will have to use all the resources we’ve got, including the youngsters, and try get that first deserved win.”

Harris has also played down the rivalry being built up by the Daggers supporters as they come up against the club’s former management team of John Still, Darren Currie and Junior Lewis on Monday, as well as plenty of familiar faces in the playing squad.

“I think that is a natural instinct, but you still get three points, you don’t get six points for beating Barnet,” he admitted.

The assistant boss also backed Barnet to improve after their own poor start to the National League season, adding: “John was a stalwart for Dagenham with Darren and Junior as well and they’re having a bad time at the moment, but I know those three and they’ll get it right.”


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