Search

Saah: We must bounce back

PUBLISHED: 17:30 06 October 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

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

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.”

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, 15:26

London Lions 86 Cheshire Phoenix 87

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Daggers coach acknowledges National League game was not one for the purists, but delighted with all three points

Saturday, March 25, 2017

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Raymond 83) York City 0

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Daggers could make as many as five alterations this weekend

Friday, March 24, 2017

Daggers centre-back admits if recent displays continue, Essex club will miss out on top five finish

Friday, March 24, 2017

British boxing team witnessed Westminster attack

Friday, March 24, 2017

Hosts claim World Series of Boxing win at York Hall

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now