Daggers coach calls for a few more wins

16:30 06 March 2015

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Darren Currie (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Darren Currie (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).

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

Darren Currie wants another three points when Victoria Road outfit go to Tranmere this weekend

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Daggers assistant manager Darren Currie feels they have enough talent to secure their Football League status for another season soon – so they do not have to wait until the final weeks of the campaign.

A 2-0 win against Hartlepool United in midweek moved Wayne Burnett’s side on to the 40-point mark and six points clear of the relegation places.

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge in action against Hartlepool United (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge in action against Hartlepool United (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Currie believes they need three or four more victories from their remaining 12 matches to secure safety and although a point at Tranmere Rovers this weekend would be seen as a decent result, Daggers will be going all out to pick up three points.

“With the players we have – the boys up top – you do feel someone like Jamie Cureton has always got a goal in him,” Currie said.

Reggie Lambe of Mansfield Town celebrates scoring the opening goal at Field Mill (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Reggie Lambe of Mansfield Town celebrates scoring the opening goal at Field Mill (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

“The way our wide men, Ashley Hemmings and Luke Howell, are playing we do look a threat, so we will be confident.

“Saturday is another must-win game, but they are all must-win.

Abu Ogogo is expected to start again at right-back (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Abu Ogogo is expected to start again at right-back (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

“You go into all of these games wanting a win and until we get three or four more wins on the board and realise we are in a more comfortable position we will attack every game like it is a must-win.”

Daggers’ play against Hartlepool wasn’t vintage, but they did enough to get an important victory.

Currie wants them to get back on a run now, after defeats to Mansfield Town and Burton Albion halted their impressive momentum from February – where they went five matches unbeaten.

He believes this weekend’s clash at Prenton Park could be ugly at times, but is backing Daggers’ players to do both sides of the game.

“Tranmere will be no different to Hartlepool in the sense that it will probably be a bit ugly and scrappy at times,” added Currie.

“But we have the players that can roll up their sleeves and we have also got the players that can pass the ball and attack when we need to.

“We had gone eight or nine games with consistent form and we have had a couple of blips recently.

“But we feel we are back and we have got another win (against Hartlepool) and it is about starting another run now.”

Back-to-back victories would be huge for Daggers and could really give them some breathing space at the foot of the table.

But they may have to do without skipper Abu Ogogo after his hamstring gave him trouble against Mansfield and forced him to miss out on Tuesday night.

Currie added: “He will be honest and obviously the physio will have a good look at him and will do some work leading up to Saturday.

“Tranmere will be another huge game. We’re fully aware of that and the lads can get their rest and go into Saturday nice and confident after the Harlepool win.”

Related articles


Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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

Hammers Kouyate is relishing his new role in central defence as his goal helps sink Chelsea

Yesterday, 16:00

Head coach Ollie Smith knows weekend’s clash will be difficult

Yesterday, 15:00

Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2016/17 season

Yesterday, 13:30

Former Romford & Gidea Park head coach full of praise for young side for playing a positive brand of rugby

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is left frustrated as superb victory is not the top topic

Yesterday, 09:50

Daggers match-winner thrilled with success against promotion rivals

The Hammers made the London Stadium rock with a deserved victory to give Chelsea the Blues

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport


Show Job Lists


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


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now