Jamie enjoys a better Day!

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE defender Jamie Day insists his team are over their humiliating defeat to Aldershot Town after picking up a battling point at Grimsby Town on Saturday.


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE defender Jamie Day insists his team are over their humiliating defeat to Aldershot Town after picking up a battling point at Grimsby Town on Saturday.

Day endured a debut to forget as a rampant Shots side ran riot at Victoria Road a week ago, winning 5-2.

But the on-loan Peterborough left back kept his place at Blundell Park last weekend as Jon Nurse's second half srike earned them a share of the spoils.

"Sometimes in football, games like that (Aldershot) happen," he said.


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"You might have two a season, you might have one a season, or you might have four a season.

"It was bit of an off-night for the whole team, but like the gaffer and Terry (Harris) have said, there are a few new players in the team, so it might take some time to get adjusted.

"We have put it down to an off-night though, we don't want to dwell on it too much.

"We're in a good position in the league, we're only looking one way and so we want to start picking up some points in the next few games."

Saturday's game was only the second time that the Daggers backline of Day, Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Mark Arber and Will Antwi had played together.

Day admitted that it had been difficult to build an understanding straight away, but that it will come the more they train and play together.

"It does help massively," he said.

"I came in on Tuesday night and it was slightly different to what I'm used to.

"But I'm confident we'll get better as we keep playing together."

Despite going a goal down in the first half on Saturday, Daggers deserved their point with an improved second half display, and Day felt that team spirit played an important part.

"I think as a team we stuck together at half time, we knew we needed to come back from a goal down, but we needed to stick together," he said.

"We did for that period and luckily we got a goal, and got a point.

"We showed some great character, we knew what we needed to do and I think we got a well-deserved point

"I thought the front two were magnificent, they worked hard for the team and were a constant goal threat, so it was good for Jon to get his goal."

Day is at Victoria Road for a month, but with his contract up at Peterborough in May, Still has intimated he is looking to tie up something long-term.

Ironically, the 23-year-old found himself pushed out of the Posh team by former Dagger Scott Griffiths, who has started the last three games.

"I don't really want to go into what's happened there, I'm here now and I want to enjoy it," he said.


"I'm not too sure about what's going on with my future, it's not something I've thought about much.

"I've only played five or six games at Peterborough this season and playing week in, week out, enjoying my football, is something I want to do.

"I'm really looking forward to my time here and enjoying it already.

"I get on really well with the lads and as the games go by, I'm confident we'll get better and better as a team."

Daggers are back in action this weekend when they host Bury and after a loss and a draw in his first two games, Day is looking for the sweet taste of victory.

"We're all working hard in training, we've got a good week now and I think we can get three points on Saturday, which I think is what we need," he said.

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