Search

Scott staying upbeat ahead of key games

12:30 27 February 2015

Scott Doe couldn

Scott Doe couldn't help Daggers defeat Burton (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

Milestone defender keeping confident prior to crucial fixtures

Luke Howell of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the opening goal at Morecambe after just 20 seconds (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Luke Howell of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the opening goal at Morecambe after just 20 seconds (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Scott Doe has told his Dagenham & Redbridge team-mates not to get too down about last weekend’s defeat to Burton Albion ahead of key matches with relegation rivals over the next week.

Wayne Burnett’s team visit Mansfield Town on Saturday (tomorrow), before welcoming Hartlepool United to Victoria Road on Tuesday.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

And the results in those two matches could go a long way to deciding Daggers fate this year.

But Doe, who has been in top form since Boxing Day, is calling on his team-mates to stay positive and continue their momentum over the next seven days.

He said: “You want to win every game, but the games you have to win are against those teams that are around you in the table.

“The way we have been playing we don’t fear anyone and we can’t get too down about the 3-1 defeat to Burton because we have been doing really well.

“People have asked me and I have not once thought could we get relegated? I know we have been down there, but we have too many good players.

“We have 14 games left and we have got to play quite a few of the teams around us still.”

Mansfield are first up for Daggers and they will travel to Field Mill in positive spirits.

They have recently earned success on the road so will go to the Stags confident.

“Our away form has been really, good so hopefully we can carry that on,” added Doe.

“We have been doing well away, so the lads are confident. We have gone to York, who are down there, and beaten them and done the same at Morecambe so things are looking good for us.”

Forward Billy Kee is expected to be involved against Daggers on Saturday and has a reputation for finding the net against the Victoria Road side.

The Scunthorpe United forward has only scored once since joining Stags on loan in January, but has netted four goals in his last five games against Burnett’s team.

Doe said: “I have played against Billy quite a few times and he is a good player.

“But Mansfield will be exactly the same as us, fighting for everything, but we feel confident and the way we have been playing away from home we feel we can go there and get a win.”

Doe recently made his 250th appearance for Daggers at Morecambe, but the achievement went under the radar.

Although pleased with reaching the milestone, the defender would rather he goes about his business quietly in the background.

“I didn’t know until someone said to me afterwards,” Doe added.

“It is another milestone, which is good for me personally and it is good at my age. I’m happy to have been able to get that many games.”

Burnett believes Doe is currently in the best form of his career and the defender agrees with that. He is just aiming to continue that, but is not getting too carried away.

“I think since Boxing Day when we played Stevenage I’ve probably been in my best form since we went up,” added Doe.

“But I just want to be quiet and keep getting on and doing what I have got to do really.”

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, 15:34
Scott Doe will captain Dagenham & Redbridge this season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers defender confirms he will wear the armband after being asked by boss John Still

Yesterday, 13:41
Goresbrook skipper Kurt Whisker (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

A round-up of the action from matches involving Goresbrook teams

Yesterday, 09:00
Dagenham & Redbridge managing director Steve Thompson (right) (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers MD unsure why former defender made statement during interview with Time FM

Chris Assombalonga off Dagenham & Redbridge shrugs off a tackle from Nigel Atangana of Leyton Orient (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Friendly: Dagenham & Redbridge 1 Leyton Orient 2

Tue, 17:30
Timi Abiola scores Barking's second at Three Bridges after being played through by joint-manager Glen Golby (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Blues joint-boss happy with display as league season draws closer

Tue, 15:30
Dagenham 88s' Richard Dudman at the Outlaw Triathlon

A round-up of the latest news from the Dagenham 88s club

Tue, 10:30
Dawn Blake of Barking Road Runners, third in Barking Parkrun

A round-up of the latest news from the Barking Road Runners club

Mon, 11:30
Craig Robson in action for Dagenham & Redbridge against Bishop's Stortford (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers centre back looking forward to playing at Victoria Road for the first time

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

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