Partridge confident of FA Cup progression

11:56 18 November 2014

Matt Partridge of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Matt Partridge of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Daggers defenders believes they can overcome non-league opposition this evening

Matt Partridge believes Dagenham & Redbridge can beat Southport in their FA Cup first round replay tonight and then take the confidence of that victory into the league.

Wayne Burnett’s side face the Conference Premier outfit at Haig Avenue this evening to decide who hosts another Conference team Eastleigh in the next round of the competition.

The 21-year-old is confident about Daggers chances tonight and wants to help the club have a successful cup run.

“We need to get through to the next round,” said Partridge.

“We need to go there and win and hopefully we can get some confidence from that game and take that into the league.

“The FA Cup is a massive chance for the club to get money and recognition, and we want that and we want to go through to the next round.”

The former Reading youngster appreciates that neutrals may look at the game and predict a potential upset, but he believes they will progress.

Partridge insists Daggers have been unlucky in their last two clashes – the first meeting with Southport, a stalemate at Victoria Road, and the 1-0 loss to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

But now it is up to them to go out and get a victory, he added: “A potential upset is the way people will be looking at it but we will go there with confidence and hopefully pick up a win.

“Wimbledon was another week of being unlucky but it is up to us to go to Southport and get the win.”

The defender has played a variety of positions already this term for Burnett, but has featured in central defence during the last two matches.

Partridge is expected to start again tonight but is happy to play anywhere for the cause of the team.

“I just want to be playing games,” he added. “I am happy to do whatever the team needs me to do

“If someone else comes in and I have to be on the bench then I am obviously wishing them the best as well because we are a team and there is good team spirit and we will keep going.”


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