Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Darren Currie couldn’t care less about quality after beating York City
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Daggers coach acknowledges National League game was not one for the purists, but delighted with all three points
Assistant manager Darren Currie admits it did not matter how Dagenham & Redbridge beat York City, just as long as they did, in a narrow 1-0 home win in the National League.
Neither side could find a breakthrough in the opening 45 minutes at Victoria Road and the second half looked to be following a similar narrative.
That was until the 83rd minute when substitute Frankie Raymond curled into the net from 20 yards following good build-up play.
It was a win which kept Daggers in the play-off places, and Currie knows with just over a month to go in the season, results matter more than performances.
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“I don’t care about the display because we won!” said Currie. “On the back of the last couple of games where the performances have been disappointing, we said we had to be resilient and hard to beat, hard to break down.
“We were difficult to play against, everyone put their body on the line which was pleasing.
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“The one bit of quality we showed in the game led to the goal, it was a nice build up leading to the Frankie’s goal. We’ve won the game and I’d take another seven of them.”
Indeed it was not a game for the purists at Victoria Road, with both sides struggling to build good periods of play.
Raymond’s strike was a rare moment of quality for Daggers, but it was a much needed one as they won for the first time in three games.
But Currie feels the reason why the game lack quality was down to Daggers trying to nullify the Minstermen’s threats.
“It was scrappy and the way they choose to play, they’re quite direct into Jon Parkin and they have some big boys up front,” he added.
“We’ve changed our shape to accommodate how York do things and when Andre Boucaud isn’t in the team, we tend to play less football.
“That’s no disrespect to the other boys in there, but ‘Boucs’ plays the way he does and can get people playing.
“The other boys have gone in there and put in a battling performance, but it was what was required today.”