Green targets seven wins for play-offs

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE winger Danny Green believes his side need seven more wins to ensure a place in the League Two play-offs.


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE winger Danny Green believes his side need seven more wins to ensure a place in the League Two play-offs.

With just 10 games remaining, Daggers, who drew 1-1 with Lincoln City last night, are three points behind Northampton Town, who occupy seventh spot and the final play-off position.


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"The gaffer has been saying we need to get seven wins, and we can get those seven wins," said Green.

"We haven't got to play any of the top six, only Chesterfield away, and if you look at it like that, then we are more than capable of pushing for the play-offs."

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If Daggers are to make the top seven, then a few more performances like the second-half display from Green in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Rotherham United will certainly help their cause.

He had full back Mark Lynch's number, producing some outrageous skill to go past him and Kevin Ellison, while replacement Dale Tonge was booked almost immediately, as he too couldn't cope with the wizardry of Green.

"I had a bit of joy out there," said the winger, who was making his 38th appearance of a debut season in the Football League.

"In the first half I got a little bit of the ball, but in the second half I got a lot more. I just enjoyed it when I got on the ball, and that's all I've got to do, enjoy it.

"I think me and 'Monty' (Graeme Montgomery) were a little bit too deep and a little bit cautious in the first half.

"But the gaffer said to get out there, get at the full backs and get higher up the pitch.

"It changed the game really, but it was awful that we didn't get three points, we should have beaten them."

Rotherham have had the Indian sign over Daggers since the Victoria Road outfit became a member of the Football League, winning four and drawing two of their six encounters.

But despite that fact, Green wasn't overly inspired by the automatic promotion-chasing visitors.


"We were more than capable of beating them, they didn't impress me one bit if I'm being honest," he stated.

"They did what a good away side do though, come and get the three points, but if you look at the possession, they didn't really have any shots on our goal.

"The gaffer said the tempo of the first half wasn't good enough and we needed to step it up.

"We came out, had a better second half, and I thought we had quite a few chances, especially the ball for 'Walshy' (Phil Walsh).

"He did everything right, headed it backwards as well, but it was unlucky it didn't go in."

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