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Billy wants derby joy for Burnett’s Daggers

11:30 13 March 2015

Billy Bingham of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated by Jamie Cureton after scoring the third goal at Tranmere (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Billy Bingham of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated by Jamie Cureton after scoring the third goal at Tranmere (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Hemmings hopes to get one over former club Arygle as promotion chasers visit Victoria Road

Ashley Hemmings of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the second Daggers goal against Tranmere Rovers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Ashley Hemmings of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the second Daggers goal against Tranmere Rovers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Two of Dagenham & Redbridge’s goalscoring heroes from their 3-2 win at Tranmere on Saturday are confident of more success against two teams challenging for promotion at Victoria Road this week.

Southend make the short trip this weekend, before Daggers entertain Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday.

But Billy Bingham and Ashley Hemmings, who both found the net at Prenton Park, are positive Wayne Burnett’s team can keep up their fine form.

Billy Bingham of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the third Daggers goal against Tranmere Rovers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Billy Bingham of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the third Daggers goal against Tranmere Rovers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

“It would be nice to pick up at least four points,” said Bingham.

“We will look to get six. I think we have got a really good team here, so I fancy us to beat both Southend and Plymouth.”

Hemmings was just as confident and wants Daggers to try and give their supporters more joy at home.

Billy Bingham of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the third goal at Tranmere (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Billy Bingham of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the third goal at Tranmere (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Their form at Victoria Road in 2015 has been better, as they have lost just once, but the former Plymouth winger wants them to get two victories this week.

Hemmings said: “I think we can improve and get more home wins.

“Southend is a derby so that will be a good game and facing Plymouth, one of the teams I have played at before, it would be great to get a win against them.

Ashley Hemmings of Dagenham & Redbridge in action against Tranmere Rovers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Ashley Hemmings of Dagenham & Redbridge in action against Tranmere Rovers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

“We’ve just got to keep working on what we have been doing, keep getting three points and staying up will take care of itself.”

Bingham acknowledged that the previous meeting with Southend, on December 28, was where Daggers kick-started their season. Burnett’s team went into that match following three consecutive losses, including a 3-0 reverse at Plymouth’s Home Park.

However, they earned a point against the Blues after a goalless draw at Roots Hall and have only lost three times since that match – obtaining 22 points following that fixture at Southend.

Bingham added: “That game against Southend got our run going, where we went nine matches with only one loss.

“Everyone is confident and morale is high. We have all been lifted and if we go 1-0 down we are still confident we can pull it back.

“When we’re going 1-0 up we’re confident we can get another too, so things are going really well.”

Hemmings echoed Bingham’s sentiments on the belief in the Daggers camp at the moment.

He added: “It is a good chance to show how far we have come and if we can get six points, or even a draw and a win it will help us.”

The 24-year-old, who made 23 appearances for the Pilgrims during the 2011/12 campaign, conceded it was also a nice relief to see Daggers nine points above the relegation places.

He added: “We have still got 11 games to go and we want to keep winning and make that stretch between ourselves and the bottom two get even bigger.

“The more we do that, the more relief we will get. It will be hard against Southend and Plymouth because they want points as well, but we have got to keep grafting.”

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