Search

Currie fine with call-ups

16:30 02 September 2015

Daggers coach Darren Currie (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Daggers coach Darren Currie (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

Dagenham & Redbridge coach does not think team will be affected by players leaving for international duty

Dagenham & Redbridge first-team coach Darren Currie is confident the team can cope without the players who have been selected for international duty over the next week.

Andre Boucaud, Jack Connors and Niko Hämäläinen have all been called up by their respective countries and will miss the trip to Northampton Town on Saturday.

With three players missing due to international call-ups, Daggers are well within their rights to ask to postpone the game.

The match, though, is set to go ahead and Currie believes the team’s chances of success at Sixfields will not be hurt too badly.

“Andre’s captain for a reason. He’s one of our leaders, he’s a leader in the changing room and out on the pitch,” he said.

“He demands highly from people. Someone who plays a key role for us who’s going to be missing is obviously a loss to us, but this is what happens.

“Likewise, Jack and Niko, it’s great for them to get this international recognition, but it leaves us in a situation. But they’ve been called up and rightly so.”

Hämäläinen and Connors have only started one match between them this season and have struggled to get game time for Daggers this season.

Currie hopes the duo can get minutes under their belts for their countries over the next week, believing it will help their case when they return to the club.

He added: “They’ll get minutes, I’m sure of that. They are talented players and they are on the fringes of things at the minute.

“We’ve kept the same team barring Matt McClure against Stevenage and rightly so because of the effort and performance level at Wycombe.

“These young boys will get their opportunity, they’re talented players and ones we’ve got full faith in. Their time will come and they have to be ready when it does.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

The Hammers were no match for the Gunners despite Andy Carroll’s goal as Sanchez grabbed a hat-trick

Yesterday, 17:45

Daggers coach praises team for bouncing back after home woe

Yesterday, 16:59

National League: Dover Athletic 1 (Miller 82) Dagenham & Redbridge 2 (Maguire-Drew 11, Benson 41)

Yesterday, 11:00

Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre to host event in June 2017

Yesterday, 09:21

Paralympic champion meets French rival in semi-finals

Yesterday, 07:00

A look back at some of our stories over the past week

Fri, 18:00

Daggers centre-back says he looked out for club’s results even while playing for rivals

Fri, 14:00

Daggers coach knows there is a lot of interest in squad, with 27 scouts watching last match

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now