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Currie happy for Murphy but not with performance in Essex Senior Cup

14:00 28 October 2014

Daggers Rhys Murphy scores the opening goal against Barkingside (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Daggers Rhys Murphy scores the opening goal against Barkingside (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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First-team coach hopes it prepares Daggers for upcoming FA Cup clash

Rhys Murphy in action during his last competitive game for Daggers against Mansfield (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Rhys Murphy in action during his last competitive game for Daggers against Mansfield (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Dagenham & Redbridge first-team coach Darren Currie was delighted for Rhys Murphy after the forward made his return from injury on Monday night in the Essex Senior Cup against Barkingside.

The 23-year-old made his first appearance in eight months and scored from the penalty spot to earn a two-goal win.

Daggers performance wasn’t up to scratch, despite several first team players featuring, but Currie was happy the fixture provided them with an opportunity to give valuable competitive minutes to players working their way back to fitness.

“It is about getting minutes and getting his match fitness up to speed,” the first-team coach said on Murphy.

“He has come through 90 which is great for everyone concerned and it is more pleasing for Rhys because it has been a long road for him.

“He has been an excellent professional through this difficult period in his career and for him to score and get 90 is fantastic.”

Bradley Goldberg won the penalty for Daggers and scored a stunning goal late on to seal the 2-0 success.

And although Currie praised the finishing ability of the young forward, he admitted Goldberg needs to improve his all round game.

He added: “Brad did okay, there’s still room for improvement with his all round team performance and how he contributes to the team but there is no denying he has fantastic feet in front of goal.

“He has earned his little bit of space to get his shot away and it is a brilliant finish.

“He is as good as anyone at the club with his finishing in front of goal, it is just the team play that needs a little bit of improvement and we are all working hard to help him with that.”

Currie was extremely disappointed that Daggers didn’t go into the match against the Ryman North team with the right mindset.

The first-team coach hopes, though, that the cup tie prepares the Victoria Road outfit for their FA Cup clash against a non-league side on the weekend of November 7.

“It is your mental condition when you play against teams in divisions below you,” said Currie.

“Whether there is a tinge of arrogance in your play or you don’t believe you have to work to your maximum.

“I have been involved in them games and I have been the underdog and I have been the favourite so it is getting your mental condition right and maybe that wasn’t 100% focused.

“Not through any fault from us coaching staff installing it in the boys, but whether it is arrogance or not. I use that word and maybe there was a tinge of arrogance about us.

“Maybe we just thought we had to turn up and that is disappointing.

“We told the boys football isn’t that easy but that will hopefully give us a good platform when we play against a team in the FA Cup and we will know we have to be at it.”

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