Search

Hackett: Daggers squad playing for future

15:00 01 January 2016

Dagenham joint caretaker manager Warren Hackett (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Dagenham joint caretaker manager Warren Hackett (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Dagenham & Redbridge coach calls on players to impress new boss as transfer window opens

Dagenham & Redbridge coach Warren Hackett has urged the squad to prove their worth with the January transfer window set to open.

Clubs up and down the country will be itching to add to their squad over the coming month and the Daggers will be no exception as they look to move away from the bottom of League Two.

John Still will be the man to guide Daggers through the window, having agreed to join the club for a third spell as manager earlier this week.

The new boss will be will want to assess his squad before making decisions on who stays and who goes in the bid to avoid the drop.

And with that in mind, Hackett, who had been in joint-caretaker charge with Darren Currie, has called on the squad to prove their worth in the coming weeks.

“Whether there was a new manager coming in or not, the boys’ futures are on the line,” said Hackett.

“We’re near the bottom of the Football League, there’s nowhere to go after this. If they can’t lift themselves regardless of who’s managing the club, then they’re in the wrong game.”

Daggers travel to Exeter City on Saturday looking for consecutive wins in the league for the first time this season having beaten Stevenage in their last outing on Monday.

The east Londoners were extremely impressive at Broadhall Way, with Still watching on, and it bore all the hallmarks of the way the 65-year-old likes to set his teams up.

And Hackett believes if Daggers can carry that performance and intensity into the weekend, they can start the new year as they mean to go on.

“We go into it off the back of an away win at Stevenage. We go away again to Exeter who are a good team,” he added.

“If we can show the desire and commitment that we did against Stevenage, there’s no reason why we can’t go and compete at Exeter.”

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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

Yesterday, 10:30
Dagenham & Redbridge coach Darren Currie (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers face another friendly at Bishop’s Stortford less than 48 hours after beating Dunstable

Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge goes on the charge at Thurrock

Friendly: Dunstable Town 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 5

Thu, 15:00
Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Elliot Justham (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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

Thu, 14:00
Action from Dagenham & Redbridge's 5-0 win at Waltham Abbey (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Would-be investor watches Daggers’ clash with Abbots in company of current chairman Dave Bennett

Thu, 10:00
Barkingside manager Gus Gulfer (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Side on the road after draw made for county competition

Thu, 09:00
Thomas McCurtains enjoyed glorious weather at their annual fun day on Saturday

A round-up of the latest new from the Goodmayes club

Wed, 16:00
Barking Road Runners' Robert Courtier, Natalie Traylen, Rak Sandu and Andy Hiller at the Great Newham Run

A round-up of the latest news from the Barking Road Runners club

Wed, 15:00
Scintilla face the camera after winning their latest National Cricket League Division Two match (pic: Emdad Rahman).

Local club post impress score with the bat before skipper takes five wickets as they thrash rivals to stay in first place

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All entrants can get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now