Harris: We're back in the promotion hunt now
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE assistant manager Terry Harris believes his side are right back in the play-off hunt after their come from behind victory over Macclesfield Town, writes MIKE SIMMONDS. Goals from Paul Benson and Matt Ritchie saw Daggers turn a 1-0 hal
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE assistant manager Terry Harris believes his side are right back in the play-off hunt after their come from behind victory over Macclesfield Town, writes MIKE SIMMONDS.
Goals from Paul Benson and Matt Ritchie saw Daggers turn a 1-0 half time deficit, into a 2-1 victory, and with the Victoria Road side travelling to fellow promotion hopefuls Exeter City this weekend, Harris is optimistic about their chances.
"A win is a win for us and with eight games to go, sometimes a performance is not the be all and end all for us, but the result is, so we can go to Exeter in good heart now," said the assistant.
"Macclesfield came with a 4-5-1 shape and didn't really come out. Maybe if we had got an early goal it would have made them play, but we didn't and then they went one-up.
"I thought the players were very dogged and stuck at it, then 'Benno' came on and got his goal. It was a very controlled finish, before Matty came up with the winner."
Daggers are almost back to full strength now with both Benson and Peter Gain making welcome return from injuries, which bodes well for the run-in.
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"We're getting strong now in our squad, we've got Peter back and 'Benno', who is really a week or 10 days away from a full game," said Harris.
"But we felt he was always liable to come on and score, which is what he did."
Macclesfield boss Keith Alexander was naturally disappointed with the outcome of Saturday's fixture, but surprisingly felt his side warranted the three points.
"I was delighted with the performance from my side as I thought we were the better team, so I was disappointed with the result," said the Silkmen manager.
"I don't want to be too critical of the defence, but we know we should have done better."
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