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Currie delights in Labadie’s leading role for Dagenham & Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 November 2015

Darren Currie of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Darren Currie of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Daggers coach believes stand-in skipper has been setting example with displays

Darren Currie believes Joss Labadie could be the man to lead Dagenham & Redbridge away from danger in League Two.

The midfielder has worn the captain’s armband to great affect in recent weeks, with regular skipper Andre Boucaud away on international duty with Trinidad & Tobago.

While results may not have gone the way Labadie would have wanted during his time in the role, performances have certainly picked up.

And Currie believes the role of skipper has helped improve the midfielder as a player, noting Labadie is now more disciplined.

“Joss has certainly been leading and I think the armband has added a bit more controlled aggression to his game,” said Currie.

“He leads whether he’s got the armband or not, he’s an aggressor. He wants to win and leads by example on the pitch.

“He’s done well with James Dunne. Since James has joined, we must be horrible to play against because they fight for every loose ball and have

quality when they pick their passes.”

Despite Boucaud’s return, Labadie could still be wearing the armband on Saturday when Daggers host league leaders Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

But Currie says the team will head into the match in confident mood following a good display in defeat at home to Oxford United on Saturday.

“It’s not difficult because we have the performance against Oxford to reflect on,” added Currie.

“We’re disappointed with the result, but if we continue to play like that, it won’t be long at all before we’re out of trouble.

“We’re looking forward to more opportunities to get points on the board and we’ll embrace it. If you get the performances right, the results are never too far behind.”

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