Sam’s ready to give it his best

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE winger Sam Saunders has said he will be giving blood, sweat and tears to the cause as he looks to help his side finish in the play-off places, writes MATT DINER. The 25-year-olds contract expires at the end of this season and there

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE winger Sam Saunders has said he will be giving 'blood, sweat and tears' to the cause as he looks to help his side finish in the play-off places, writes MATT DINER.

The 25-year-olds contract expires at the end of this season and there were rumours of interest in him from League One clubs during the transfer window.

Although Saunders is unsure about where he will be playing his football next term, his mind is fully focused on propelling Daggers up the League Two table.

"Who knows where my future lies and it is something I think will take care of itself," he said.


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"I couldn't say where I will be next season. I do know though that I will always give 100 per cent for Dagenham & Redbridge and give blood, sweat and tears for the cause."

The Essex club are only five points off seventh place and Saunders has great belief that Daggers can be in the mix come the end of the campaign.

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"I really believe we have an excellent chance of making the play-offs this season," he said.

"Our future is still in our hands and that's great as it is horrible having to rely on other teams. We have to play the teams around us and I think we will do it."

One of those sides is Brentford, who currently sit at the summit of the League Two table and a win against them at Victoria Road on Monday in front of the Sky cameras, will go a long way in keeping the play-off dream alive.

"It is going to be a very tough game because they have had a great season but, as a team, we are really confident about what we can do," Saunders said.

"Brentford are good, but it will be great to be able to put on a show in front of the Sky cameras."

Their recent form at Victoria Road has however been rocky, losing the last four on the spin. In sharp contrast, Daggers are now unbeaten in 11 matches on their travels after Saunders' last minute strike rescued a point at Chesterfield on Saturday.

"I think we should have won the game and an equaliser is no more than we deserved," he said.

"It was nice to score, as I had not done so in a while, but our record away from home is great and that point takes us one closer to where we want to be and keeps the momentum going.

"There have been a few reasons why we haven't done so well at home of late. We have had a bit of misfortune and against Wycombe and Bournemouth we were unlucky and in certain matches we have underperformed. It is something we will certainly be looking to change come Monday."

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