Nurse gets his just rewards
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE assistant manager Terry Harris was full of praise for Jon Nurse after the striker s header earned a point at Grimsby Town on Saturday.
by MIKE SIMMONDS
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE assistant manager Terry Harris was full of praise for Jon Nurse after the striker's header earned a point at Grimsby Town on Saturday.
Nurse rose highest to flick a header over Nick Colgan from Danny Green's cross at the weekend, to net his first goal in 14 games.
"Jon is such a valued member of the squad," said Harris.
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"Apart from his prowess upfront, he has played in a number of positions for us this season, and always puts in 100 per cent.
"It was good to see him get a goal and I think both he and Paul Benson worked very hard throughout the match.
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"We created chances in the second half, good chances, so it was pleasing to see one of them taken."
Although the result was the fourth game without a win for Daggers, and saw them drop down to fifth in the table, Harris felt it was a much-improved performance from Tuesday night's 5-2 drubbing by Aldershot.
"We had a bad time on Tuesday which was well documented and I thought the first half was a continuation of that," he admitted.
"We gave a bad goal away, we should have defended it better, but we didn't.
"I thought the second half we were getting back to the way that I know we can play and the way we pick up points away from home.
"There are things to work on, we were delighted to come away with a point, with the new manager syndrome and the fact that they need to get their first win under their belts.
"I think it was a point gained as it's a very difficult place to come to.
"All we have to do is keep in the pack as you don't win anything in December, we'll get stronger and who knows how important that point could turn out to be."
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