Darren Currie backs Dagenham & Redbridge to keep on impressing at Woking
PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 August 2016
©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468
Daggers asssitant expects Essex club to demonstrate promotion credentials at Cards
Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Darren Currie says he is unconcerned by Woking’s record of conceding late goals this season ahead of Saturday’s clash between the club at Kingfield Stadium.
The Victoria Road club make the trip to Surrey this weekend to face a Cards side who seem to have a habit of conceding late goals this term.
Of the eight goals Woking have shipped so far this season, half of those have come in the final 20 minutes of games.
That should, then, give Daggers hope should they need a goal late on at Kingfield Stadium, but Currie does not seem overly worried about the Cards’ leaky defence.
Instead, the ex-Ipswich Town winger is far more interested in Daggers showing they can be a force in the National League this season.
“We will touch on opponents as we have to, but what gives me confidence is what we’re doing,” he said.
“We’ve attacked well, we’ve passed well, we’ve gone direct well and we look a threat from set pieces.
“We’ve defended well, we’ve put bodies on the line and we’ve got players on the bench who can come on and make a difference.
“We’ve got lots of ingredients which should give everyone encouragement.”
Currie, though, will be hoping a player who trialled with Daggers in the summer does not return to haunt them.
After leaving Newport County in the summer, winger Nathan Ralph started for the Essex club in their first game of pre-season away to Ware, scoring Daggers’ second goal in a 3-2 loss against the Ryman North outfit.
But that proved to be Ralph’s only appearance for the Victoria Road side during the pre-season campaign, as he went on to have trials with National League rivals Dover Athletic and Woking, before agreeing a one-year deal with the Cards.
The 23-year-old has started every league game so far for Woking, but Currie does not appear too disappointed that Daggers missed out on Ralph’s signature in the summer.
“Nathan made a choice to have a trial elsewhere. He had come in with us and trained with us and we still wanted to have another couple of looks at him in games, but he made the choice to move,” added the Daggers assistant.
“It’s his career and he has made the best decision that he thinks he needs to make. Good luck to him, but that was his choice.”