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Robinson says Daggers are using Macclesfield as inspiration

PUBLISHED: 14:30 01 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:30 01 August 2018

Robinson of Dagenham and Doyley of Hemel Hempstead during Hemel Hempstead Town vs Dagenham & Redbridge, Friendly Match Football at Vauxhall Road on 28th July 2018

Robinson of Dagenham and Doyley of Hemel Hempstead during Hemel Hempstead Town vs Dagenham & Redbridge, Friendly Match Football at Vauxhall Road on 28th July 2018

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Daggers looking to upset the odds this season, much like the Silkmen last term

Matt Robinson says Dagenham & Redbridge are using Macclesfield Town’s success in the National League last season as inspiration ahead of the start of the new campaign.

The Silkmen eased to the league title last term, despite having only three players signed on at one stage last summer.

Daggers have had a similarly turbulent time during the close season this year, with only six senior players from last term still with the Essex club ahead of their league opener at Boreham Wood on Saturday.

Since joining the club in 2016, the remit for Robinson and his colleagues had been to win promotion, but expectations are lower this term after such a large turnover of players.

The 24-year-old, however, believes that makes the Essex club more dangerous as they look to replicate Macclesfield’s success last term.

“One of the main things we’ve tried to focus on is that the expectation isn’t as high this year,” said Robinson, who won the title with Luton Town in 2014.

“That can go one of two ways and hopefully the way it does go is that we rise above it and do better than expected.

“You only have to look at Macclesfield last season; they were in turmoil, turned it around and managed to win the league.

“I’m not saying that’s definitely going to happen with us, or will happen at all, but what I’m saying is you should never write people off, especially in the darkest times. That’s when you find a proper team.”

Despite being just 24, Robinson will start the new season as one of the more experienced heads in the Daggers squad.

And the midfielder is relishing the added responsibility of being one of those players, while also being confident some the younger players will step up too.

“I’m only 24, but I feel like I’ve played a substantial amount of games at this level and that’s hopefully something I can use to my advantage this season,” he added.

“As for the lads who haven’t had that much experience at this level, there’s no time like the present.

“It’s time for them to step up and we’re all in this together. No matter how much experience you have or you don’t have, we’re all in the same boat, so we have to push forward and hopefully have a positive season.”

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