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Labadie: It is good to get off the mark

18:30 01 October 2014

Dagenham & Redbridge players celebrate one of Joss Labadie

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

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Midfielder scored twice to help Daggers defeat York

Joss Labadie was Daggers’ two-goal hero against York and admitted it was fantastic to find the net for the club for the first time – but he was equally happy with the three points.

Midfielder Labadie, a summer signing from Torquay United, curled home the opener in the first half before heading in his second to earn a 2-0 victory over the Minstermen.

It was only Dagenham’s second win at Victoria Road this season and only their third in League Two and Labadie said it was important they picked up all three points.

“It was fantastic to get the goals, but first and foremost the win was important,” he said.

“To get that, after some not so good results, the lads are buzzing.”

Labadie showed composure for his first in the 34th minute, as he cut inside Luke Summerfield before curling into the bottom corner following a free-flowing Daggers move.

He didn’t know much about his second, a 62nd minute header from close range after an Ashley Chambers’ free kick.

But he was just pleased to get off the mark for the club and not have to feel the brunt of boss Wayne Burnett.

“I am very pleased with the goals,” added Labadie.

“It is good to get off the mark finally and hopefully there is more to come.

“I was going to smash the first, but I saw the York player coming close to me so I thought I might as well try and chop him. I think if I had lost it the manager might have had something to stay about it, but it come off luckily.

“I didn’t know too much about the second because the player missed it and it just hit me on the head, but I’m not going to complain, I’ll take it!”

Labadie only made his full league debut for the club against Cheltenham before starting his second consecutive match for Daggers on Saturday.

He hopes he can keep his place in the starting team now and spoke about his various different roles in the game against the Minstermen.

Labadie added: “We played a diamond in midfield and I started off as one of the two. I then went to the point of the diamond before I had a little stint at right wing, which I am not too familiar with.

“But I will play anywhere the manager wants me to and it was just good to be on the pitch and participating in a win.

“I’d like to think I’ve come in, taken my chance and it is down to me to stay in the team now.”

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