Rhys left wanting more after Cup tie
PUBLISHED: 16:09 12 November 2014 | UPDATED: 16:09 12 November 2014
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Daggers top goalscorer from last season aims to get club winning again
Rhys Murphy is happy to be back playing again but will not be satisfied until he is scoring goals to help Dagenham & Redbridge win matches, after failing to see the club progress past Southport in the first round of the FA Cup at the weekend.
The forward was introduced at half time against the Conference Premier outfit, but neither side was able to find the net at Victoria Road and will do battle again in a replay at Haig Avenue on Tuesday to decide who will host Eastleigh in the second round.
Murphy, 24, made a positive impact against the Yellows, and helped Wayne Burnett’s side look more threatening.
But the former Arsenal youngster isn’t satisfied with just making a positive impact.
“It’s great to be back, but now I’m back I want to hit the ground running,” said Murphy.
“I want to be playing well, scoring goals and helping my team win football matches and until that happens, I won’t be satisfied.
“Every minute out on the pitch is positive and hopefully I can keep building it up and get my fitness back up to where it was and start playing how I was before I got injured.”
Murphy had a decent chance late in the game when he cut inside, but he failed to get a strong enough connection on the ball to beat David Raya.
Daggers had other good opportunities through Jamie Cureton and Luke Howell but failed to show the quality needed in the final third.
“Unfortunately things are not falling for us,” added Murphy.
“Southport came here with a plan, they worked hard, battled well and they competed and fair play to them.
“I had a couple of chances, but unfortunately I didn’t take them. But that’s something I can keep working on in training.”
Murphy enjoyed playing up front with Cureton and the duo linked up well several times during the second half. Now he aims to get back to his peak.
He added: “Jamie is good to play with, so hopefully we can get more minutes together.
“I’m taking it day by day, but hopefully it won’t be far before I’m back to where I was.”