Currie thrilled for matchwinner Murphy
11:45 05 January 2015
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Assistant manager also happy to see Zavon Hines back
Darren Currie was delighted that Rhys Murphy was back on the scoresheet at the weekend and helped Dagenham & Redbridge overcome Bury at Victoria Road.
The 24-year-old scored the only goal of the game on Saturday to move Wayne Burnett’s side out of the bottom two with a fine 1-0 victory.
It was their first win since beating the Shakers on November 29 and Murphy’s strike also ended their seven-hour goal drought.
Currie praised the technique of the former Arsenal youngster, he said: “It is great news for everyone that Rhys Murphy is back on the scoresheet.
“The ball has come out to Billy Bingham and he has had a shot and it has spun up in the air.
“We have got good strikers at the club like Murphy and Jamie Cureton and they go off little bits like that.
“Rhys was on the move as Bill has taken his shot and it has fallen nicely to him. As it has dropped over his head, it is great technique to keep his eye on the ball.
“He will take a lot of confidence from that because it has been a long road for him and that is just what he needs.”
Another boost for Daggers was Zavon Hines returning to the substitutes bench after eight-months out through injury.
Burnett wasn’t able to introduce him, but Currie revealed it was good to have the winger back among the first team again.
He added: “It is nice to have Zav back. It is a shame we haven’t got ourselves in a position to put him on for 10-15 minutes.
“But he will enjoy the fact that he is back in and around the boys and obviously he is in a happy changing room because we won the game.”
Daggers were under pressure for large parts of the first period, but grew into the match and ended the first 45 strongly.
The effort of the players was never in question either, and after asking for more quality in the second period, they delivered.
“Bury had the majority of the first 30-35 minutes and we had a 10-15 minute spell where we got ourselves back in the game,” Currie insisted.
“We sort of weathered the storm. At half time we just asked that the minimum we have is the same effort and desire that we have had in the first half.
“We also wanted to try and have a little bit more composure when we landed on the ball in there half and we had that a little bit more composure in the second half and obviously the goal has came from it.”