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Saah urges Daggers to sharpen up for Cambridge United clash

18:06 11 September 2014

Brian Saah of Dagenham comes up against his former side Leyton Orient on Tuesday. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Brian Saah of Dagenham comes up against his former side Leyton Orient on Tuesday. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

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Daggers defender Brian Saah would love nothing more than three points against one of his former sides this weekend, but knows they have to stop making individual errors at the back.

The Victoria Road side have shipped five goals in the last two League Two games ahead of Cambridge United’s visit.

And while it looks reasonably good going forward for Wayne Burnett’s side, Saah insists an improvement at the back is very necessary if they are to enjoy a successful season.

“We are contributing to our own downfall at the back,” said Saah.

“As soon as we can cut out our individual errors and make sure our decision-making is better I think we’ll be all right.

“Going forward we don’t look too bad, we are scoring goals and looking quite threatening.

“Defensively we could be better and we’ve obviously conceded a few goals of late, but as a team we have got to look to do better defensively. Once we get our defence in order we should be okay.”

The 27-year-old Saah spent two seasons with the U’s under boss Martin Ling while the club were in the Conference Premier.

And though glad the Abbey Stadium outfit are now back in the Football League following a nine-year absence, Saah admits there will be no time for pleasantries.

“I enjoyed my two-year spell there,” he added.

“ It’s a good club and I am happy they have got promoted back into the league and it will be nice to play against them.

“There’s still a few faces there that I know, more on the coaching staff, but come Saturday it’ll be work time for me and at the end of the day I don’t want them to get a result against us.

“It should be a good game, they try and play football a bit.”

Since the turn of the year, Daggers have recorded just three wins from 17 games at Victoria Road, having won seven in 11 at the start of last season.

But Saah believes it is only a matter of time before the home form takes a turn for the better.

He said: “At the start of last season it was a fortress here. Teams didn’t really want to come here, we were playing really well, keeping clean sheets and scoring a few goals and that’s the recipe we need to get back to. We will get back to it, it’s just taking a bit longer than anyone expected.”

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