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Daggers Currie pleased to have Howell return

PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 December 2014

Daggers Darren Currie (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).

Daggers Darren Currie (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).

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Experienced midfielder back from three-game suspension in time for long trip to Plymouth

Luke Howell of Dagenham & Redbridge receives a red card against Southport (pic:Greig Bertram/TGSPHOTO).Luke Howell of Dagenham & Redbridge receives a red card against Southport (pic:Greig Bertram/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham & Redbridge will have Luke Howell available for this weekend’s clash against Plymouth Argyle and assistant manager Darren Currie admits he will be a nice boost to the squad.

The 27-year-old has missed nearly a month of football after his sending-off against Southport in the FA Cup first round replay defeat to the Conference Premier outfit on November 18.

And the midfielder, who has played 118 times for the Victoria Road outfit, will be a welcome addition to the squad available to boss Wayne Burnett on Saturday.

Currie said: “The squad is very healthy and we have competition all over the pitch.

“Howell becomes available again and, certainly after a flat performance against Tranmere Rovers, the one thing he does bring to the team is lots of energy and enthusiasm.

“That is a big part of his game and it is certainly a nice addition to have him available again.”

Daggers were in good form prior to last weekend’s 1-0 loss at home to Tranmere.

They had beaten Carlisle United and Bury in the two other games Howell missed through suspension.

Currie hopes the players can show the club have turned a corner by achieving a good result against Plymouth at Home Park.

“We do believe we have turned a bit of a corner now,” said Currie.

“We will lift the boys and we will go down to Plymouth and be confident of getting something.

“We are a very attack-minded side so I expect the minimum from us to be lots of final third entries.

“I expect a lot of crosses into the box and lots of shots on goal.”

Currie, who had a brief spell with the Pilgrims during his own playing career, hopes Daggers can make the Home Park pitch wide during Saturday’s contest.

If they can manage that, he is optimistic about their chances.

“They have a nice big pitch and we have got to make the pitch bigger when we have the ball,” added Currie.

“We need to make use of the players we have and move the ball with much more quality and faster speed than we did against Tranmere.

“When we do that, I am always confident we will get what we deserve out of the game.”

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