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Daggers’ Norris and Currie - We didn’t force Mansfield’s Marriott to make a top save

09:30 03 March 2014

Luke Norris of Daggers holding off Mansfield Town

Luke Norris of Daggers holding off Mansfield Town's Ritchie Sutton during Saturday's goalless draw against Mansfield Town. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO.

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While the Daggers had a number of chances in the goalless draw with Mansfield Town on Saturday, striker Luke Norris believes they failed to make Stags’ goalkeeper Alan Marriott pull off a top-drawer save all afternoon.

The Brentford loanee had a few opportunities in the opening period, while it was Ade Azeez and Rhys Murphy’s chances in the second half which went begging.

And though pleased that the Daggers are creating the chances, Norris felt they were wasteful in front of goal.

“It’s good that we are creating them but me, Ade and Rhys all know we should have scored today,” said Norris.

“It was nice to be back in the starting line-up and I felt I had a few decent chances as well but everything was outside the box. I still feel I could have done a bit more.

“Some of the one-on-ones were straight at him and we did get some of the shots on target but we didn’t test him. All of them were in and around the keeper but that’s just one of those things.”

And first-team coach Darren Currie echoed Norris’ sentiments, adding: “That’s what will frustrate the players because they’ve all made the keeper look good today. The shots have all been in and around the body.

“I do shooting practice with the chaps throughout the week and they are all capable of scoring some fantastic goals and we’ve had a number of chances and we haven’t taken one so it’s very frustrating.”

Norris extended his loan with the Daggers for a further month a week ago and the 20-year-old has been pleased with how it’s gone at Victoria Road.

And the only disappointment for the youngster is the number of points the Daggers have picked up during his time with the club.

“It’s nice to know that I am going to be settled for another month and maybe even further and I’ll discuss it with the gaffer but it’s nice to extend it to know where I am going to be,” he added.

“I felt like I did okay at Northampton and they were bottom of the league so the next step was to come higher up the league.

I managed to come to Dagenham and it’s gone well for me, but I feel we haven’t picked up as many results as we should have during that time though.”

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