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Hyam: Daggers must focus on results, not displays

15:30 03 March 2016

Dominic Hyam of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Dominic Hyam of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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On-loan Dagenham & Redbridge defender would take a win any way it comes against York City

Dom Hyam is fully aware that Dagenham & Redbridge cannot afford another slip up at home as they prepare to host another relegation rival this weekend.

Just seven days on from a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Yeovil Town at Victoria Road, York City are the visitors to east London as Daggers to end their dreadful run of 19 games at home in all competitions without a win this season.

John Still’s men will be buoyed, though, by a battling performance on Tuesday night to earn a point in a goalless draw at Notts County, but Daggers perhaps should have taken all three after a late onslaught.

While another good showing on Saturday could finally see Daggers win at home, Hyam knows it is results that count as the hosts look to reignite their bid to beat the drop in League Two.

“It’s hugely important to win. It’s more important to pick up points the further down the league you are,” he said.

“The gaffer would much rather three points than a good performance and no points.

“We have to keep going, keep grafting and hopefully the three points will come sooner rather than later.”

While Daggers were playing out their stalemate at Meadow Lane, the Minstermen were being thumped 4-0 away to promotion-chasing Oxford United.

That was a fourth-straight defeat for Jackie McNamara’s side following a mini-revival at the start of February, but Hyam says Daggers cannot think it will be an easy game having not win in eight matches themselves.

“We try and prepare for each game the same way regardless of if the team is at the top of the league or at the bottom,” added the 20-year-old.

“We’ll go through tactics and systems, but the main thing is getting three points. It doesn’t matter how we do it, especially given we’re at the bottom, and that’s more important than the performance.

“We have to take it one game at a time. They’ll put whatever team they feel is best out, but they’re down at the bottom so they’re fighting for their lives.

“We’ll take it as it comes, prepare like we normally would and hopefully the three points come to us.”

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