Saah: We must bounce back
PUBLISHED: 17:30 06 October 2014
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Daggers defender looking to beat former club Leyton Orient
Brian Saah comes up against his former club Leyton Orient tomorrow evening and is keen for Dagenham & Redbridge to bounce back following their frustrating Friday night defeat to Exeter in League Two.
Former O’s forward Jamie Cureton gave Wayne Burnett’s team a first half lead at Victoria Road but they conceded twice in the last ten minutes to fall to a 2-1 defeat.
Saah is keen for Daggers to bounce back in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tomorrow and is pleased to have a game so quickly after their defeat.
“It is all about the team trying to get back to winning ways,” said the experienced defender.
“The quicker we have a game, the quicker we can get back to winning ways again and anything goes (in the cup).
“We will work hard, change things and hopefully turn it around and kick on again.
“There is no pressure on us and it should be a good game.”
The 27-year-old spent six years at Orient and started his career with the east London outfit.
Saah helped the O’s earn promotion to League One during his time at the club and whilst he is looking forward to facing his old side, he won’t come up against too many familiar faces.
“Half of the boys I was there with aren’t there anymore,” he admitted.
“But obviously it will be nice to play against my old club and we will see how we get on.”
After defeat to Exeter, Saah was keen to stress how important it was for Daggers to try and bounce back against their local rivals tomorrow.
The defender was extremely downbeat after Friday’s loss and believes they need to learn how to close out victories.
Saah added: “It was disappointing, obviously after being ahead it is up to us to see the game out and we haven’t done that.
“Exeter played better than us in the second half and they built up a lot of pressure.
“We had to do a lot of defending and they managed to get two goals, but we were 1-0 up with 80 minutes gone so it is up to us really just to see it out.
“If we could have gone 2-0 up it would have closed the game out but at 1-0 they were still in the game and these things happen, it is up to us now to bounce back.”