Daggers duo seek strength at home

17:38 02 October 2014

Dagenham & Redbridge players celebrate one of Joss Labadie's goals against York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Dagenham & Redbridge players celebrate one of Joss Labadie's goals against York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Chambers and Labadie aiming to make Victoria Road a fortress

Ashley Chambers of Dagenham & Redbridge escapes the attentions of York's Russell Penn (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Ashley Chambers of Dagenham & Redbridge escapes the attentions of York's Russell Penn (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Joss Labadie and Ashley Chambers combined twice last weekend to help Dagenham & Redbridge defeat York City 2-0 and the pair are looking to make Victoria Road a fortress.

Exeter visit tonight before local rivals Leyton Orient come to town next Tuesday for a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie and Daggers are looking to build momentum now they are unbeaten in their last two matches.

Labadie, who scored both goals against York, doesn’t believe playing on a Friday will matter too much, but is aiming to make Victoria Road a tougher place for visiting teams.

“We are not used to playing on a Friday too much, but I suppose it doesn’t really matter,” he said.

“Exeter are coming here and we have just got to do the same things we have been doing and get another three points.

“Everyone wants to make their home patch a fortress and it is something the manager and staff have spoken about.

“Against York, we were a lot more resilient and tougher to break down so hopefully we can maintain that.”

Chambers assisted both goals against his former club and believes Daggers need to back up that result this evening.

The attacker expects a tough match, though, and discussed the good run of form Exeter are currently in.

Since earning a first win of the season against Cambridge United on September 16, the Grecians have recorded three straight victories and Chambers is expecting a battle.

He said: “The York win puts us on a bit of a roll and we just need to carry that on now.

“We need to back that up again and make Victoria Road a bit of a fortress and get to where we want to be.

“Exeter struggled at the start of the season, but they have started to pick up now.

“Every game in this league is pretty difficult, but we will be trying again to fight for the three points.”

Both Chambers and Labadie are relishing the visit of League One Orient next week.

And the pair are confident Daggers can spring an upset.

Labadie said: “It is all in our hands and Orient, although they are a league above, is a winnable game and I don’t see why we can’t beat them. From

the outside I don’t suppose anyone is looking at us and expecting a win.

“But all the boys in the dressing room will be hoping and believing we can get the win.

“It would be nice to sneak in a cup shock but we won’t focus too much on them,

“I think if we stick to our game plan we can cause them a few problems.”

Chambers is looking forward to playing without pressure on Tuesday, adding: “It is almost a free hit because we can go out and express ourselves.

“You always want to see what level you are at and see how far off you are, so it will be a good test and we’ll be trying to do the best we can.”


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