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Murphy says Dons fixture is ‘massive’

13:00 14 November 2014

Rhys Murphy in action for Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Rhys Murphy in action for Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Daggers make short trip to their local rivals

Rhys Murphy believes it is time Dagenham & Redbridge stop talking about picking up wins and moving up the table and start doing it.

Wayne Burnett’s men make the short trip to Cherry Red Records Stadium to face their London rivals AFC Wimbledon tomorrow (Saturday).

And it is a vital match for Daggers as a small gap is now developing between them and some of the teams above them in the League Two table.

The Victoria Road outfit are currently 21st, but are now five points off the Dons, who sit a few places above them in 17th.

And Murphy is targeting a positive result this weekend and ideally he would like a victory.

“Every game for us at the moment is massive,” he said.

“We will be going into that trying to make sure we pick up as many points we can, preferably three and start turning things around.

“It is alright saying we shouldn’t be down the bottom, but we have got to work hard and earn our way out of it.”

A positive ahead of this weekend’s match is that Daggers away form this campaign has been encouraging.

They have managed to pick up two wins and three draws from their eight away games and have already visited the likes of Wycombe Wanderers, Luton Town and Burton Albion – all of whom are placed in the top five.

Murphy wants Daggers to build on the defensive display they put in during their FA Cup tie with Southport at the weekend and be hard to beat.

He added: “We go away to Wimbledon this weekend and we need to make sure we are hard to beat.

“We didn’t concede against Southport, which is good, and that is a platform for us to build on and it is up to the team to start scoring goals and start winning games.”

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