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Form and fitness delights Bingham

17:00 11 March 2015

Billy Bingham of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the third Daggers goal against Tranmere Rovers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Billy Bingham of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the third Daggers goal against Tranmere Rovers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Daggers midfielder discusses recent results, his form and why he isn’t suffering from injuries

Billy Bingham of Dagenham and Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the second goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Billy Bingham of Dagenham and Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the second goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Billy Bingham has started the last 24 matches for Dagenham & Redbridge and the midfielder has revealed his happiness at staying fit for so long.

The 24-year-old has been one of the best performers for Wayne Burnett since coming back into the team around October after missing the start of the campaign with a shin injury.

Dagenham & Redbridge midfielder Billy Bingham (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Dagenham & Redbridge midfielder Billy Bingham (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

And he added goals to his excellent displays this week by scoring during the 2-0 win against Hartlepool last Tuesday and netting a stunning long-range strike at Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

Bingham has struggled with injuries throughout his career, but believes he has discovered what was causing that.

James Dunne of Portsmouth and Billy Bingham of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)James Dunne of Portsmouth and Billy Bingham of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

He said: “I am delighted with how it is going at the moment.

“I don’t think I have played as many games in a row like I have this season so it is really nice.

“I haven’t said this before, but I have stopped myself training on Astroturf and since then I have not had any injuries.

“In my head I am thinking that could be the reason I may have had so many before, so hopefully this fitness continues and I stay injury free.”

Bingham played a key role in the 3-2 success at Prenton Park last weekend.

Danny Gardner cancelled out Jamie Cureton’s opener for Daggers, before Ashley Hemmings put the visitors back in front in the 50th minute with a stunning effort.

Four minutes later Bingham smashed in his fourth of the campaign from 30 yards to make it 3-1 and it proved decisive despite a late Tranmere reply.

Bingham was thrilled with the victory, adding: “It is a massive win and it was a six-pointer. If we had lost we would have gone back to four or five points off the bottom two, so it is huge.

“To see nine points between ourselves and the relegation places is good, but we can’t stop because we are not mathematically safe yet.”

Although Bingham’s goal at Prenton Park was just his eighth for the club, he has scored twice in a week before.

He netted against Wycombe Wanderers and Bradford City in the 2012/13 campaign, but Daggers had a game in between, so this was the first time he had found the net in consecutive matches.

He added: “I haven’t scored those type of goals in two games before, so that was nice.

“It fell to me under my foot a bit, but I managed to get a clean strike and as I hit it I thought ‘that has a chance’.”

Now if Bingham can stay injury free until the end of the season he will have an excellent chance of being up for Daggers’ player of the year honours.

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