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Big games coming up for Daggers

17:00 30 January 2015

Daggers assistant manager Warren Hackett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Daggers assistant manager Warren Hackett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Warren Hackett accepts they must beat Cheltenham this weekend

Jamie Cureton scores for Dagenham & Redbridge against former club Cheltenham Town (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Jamie Cureton scores for Dagenham & Redbridge against former club Cheltenham Town (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

A look at Dagenham & Redbridge’s fixtures between now and March 7 will either fill you with confidence or nerves.

Wayne Burnett’s team play relegation rivals Cheltenham Town, York City, Portsmouth, Mansfield Town, Hartlepool United and Tranmere Rovers over the next five weeks.

Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the opening goal against Bury - his last for the club (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the opening goal against Bury - his last for the club (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

They also face Morecambe and Burton Albion during that time, but it is the matches against the aforementioned six teams, who all occupy positions in the bottom eight, that could decide Daggers fate this season.

Cheltenham are the first of several six-pointers between now and the end of the campaign and assistant boss Warren Hackett admits Saturday’s fixture is a must win game for the club.

He said: “I was disappointed not to keep a clean sheet against Cambridge United. We need to look to build on that 1-1 draw and get a home win against Cheltenham.

“It is very close and there are very few points in it from right the way up to about 14th in the table.

“We have got Cheltenham, we have got York and we have got Portsmouth coming up next and they are all big games.”

Hackett accepts it is vital Daggers pick up as many points as possible against the teams around them in the table.

The Victoria Road outfit currently sit 22nd in the league table, outside the relegation places because they have a better goal difference than Carlisle United.

They have four home matches between now and March 7, and 10 remaining overall this year, and Hackett wants them to make their home a fortress.

With a win and a draw at Victoria Road in 2015, Daggers do appear to be on the way to improving their results on home soil.

Hackett added: “We just need to start picking up points and obviously the more wins the better.

“I am not going to get too carried away with the home form in 2015.

“We know that we need to make Victoria Road a bit more of a fortress and it is a bit of an old cliché, but we need three points on Saturday it is as simple as that.”

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