Search

Porter: Silence Dons fans and get a result

16:00 13 November 2014

George Porter runs past his Southport opponent (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

George Porter runs past his Southport opponent (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

Daggers winger discusses important league fixture with London rivals this weekend

George Porter believes it is vital Dagenham & Redbridge pick up a result this weekend when they face his former club AFC Wimbledon at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Wayne Burnett’s side languish 21st in the League Two standings, just five points behind the Dons who are currently 17th.

Neither side has won in the league since October 11, when Daggers picked up an excellent 2-1 victory at Accrington Stanley.

And Porter believes they can get another result on the road at Wimbledon.

He said: “The league is the main priority for us at the moment, especially where we are in the league at this time.

“It is vital we get a result on Saturday and being away from home maybe there is a little bit less pressure on us.

“We haven’t had too many good results at home so it is kind of good to go away and play on other people’s pitches and see if we can get a result.”

Porter is unsure whether he will receive some stick from the Wimbledon fans after leaving the club in January.

The 22-year-old moved to the Dons from Burnley on a season-long loan deal in July 2013, but departed after just seven months.

But he is still in contact with a lot of players at the Cherry Red Records Stadium and is looking forward to the London derby.

“I was on loan there last season,” added Porter.

“I still talk to a few of the players there.

“It is not too far from where I live, about 45 minutes, so it is a local one.

“It will be good to go back there and see what the fans have got to say. I am not too sure if I will get some stick!”

Porter admits the Dons have good support, but believes Daggers could enjoy playing on Wimbledon’s surface.

And he has backed the Victoria Road outfit to pick up a win.

Porter added: “We could go there and try and upset their fans.

“They have quite a good following at home, but if we can get under their skin early doors hopefully we can get a result.

“It is a tight ground, it is close to the pitch and a good surface as well, so hopefully we get the win.”

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, 19:20
Nick Browne in batting action for Essex (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Honours finish even in Wales

Yesterday, 15:30
Wayne Burnett lost his role as Dagenham & Redbridge manager in December (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Young defender disappointed that boss, who gave him his debut, was removed during season

Yesterday, 12:00
New Barking head coach Ollie Smith in action for the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand in 2005 (pic: David Davies/PA)

New head coach wants to return Gale Street club to glory days

Yesterday, 09:52
Hornchurch's Paul Walter picked up 2-11 for Essex's second team (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

A host of players from the Essex Cricket Leagues helped the county seconds gain the upper-hand on the opening day of their County Championship clash with Glamorgan at Bishops’ Stortford.

West Ham legend Tony Cottee

Our West Ham columnist says the season has been an eight out of 10

Yesterday, 07:00
Tom Toolis lines up a shot (pic: claregreenphotography.com)

Former Coopers pupil impresses in relay event in Russia

Tue, 18:55
Ravi Bopara appeals for a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Welsh side earn bragging rights on day three

Tue, 15:35
The ground which Ilford Catholic call home in Barkingside

Ilford Catholic’s Andrew Humphrey is writing a blog during the 2016 season

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe