Dagenham & Redbridge assistant Currie pleased with squad depth

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 November 2017

Daggers assistant manager Darren Currie (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers assistant manager Darren Currie (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Darren Currie is pleased to have so much depth in his squad this season.

The Daggers struggled last term with injury problems and found themselves down to bare bones multiple times through the campaign.

Currie and manager John Still were determined to not let that be a downfall for them this term and pleased with the options they have.

They’ve stuck with the same starting eleven the last two matches, a 3-2 victory against Guiseley, and a 1-0 win against Dover Athletic.

Meaning the likes of Fejiri Okenabirhie, Ben Nunn, Matt Robinson, Elliot Romain, Bondz N’Gala, Elliot Justham and the recently injured Luke Pennell and Chike Kandi have failed to make the bench.

“This is one of the things that we highlighted from last season that we needed a bit of strength and depth,” Currie said.

“That was probably on the back of having so many injuries last year, so we wanted to make sure that wasn’t our downfall again and we’re going to need all of them, there’s no doubt about that through the season.”

Despite the amount of squad options the Daggers have they were struggling for form and goals for a run of games, only winning one in eight, until Guiseley on Saturday and Curried admits scoring was never a problem.

“When you look at the lack of goals it’s easy to be frustrated, but there has been a lot of work put into the boys in front of goal and final third stuff, so we was always confident we would turn that round and the goals would come again.”


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