Chambers expects triumph at Exeter
PUBLISHED: 10:30 30 April 2015
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Forward hopes to keep starting berth in last match of campaign
Ashley Chambers is confident Dagenham & Redbridge can continue their good run of form and enjoy their final game of the season away to Exeter City.
Saturday’s win at home to Accrington Stanley was the team’s third success in their last five games.
It was also the first time Chambers had started a game since the 1-0 away defeat to Carlisle and he feels he has done enough to keep his place in the line-up.
He said: “It’s always a nice occasion, the last game of the season. There’s always a party atmosphere.
“We’ll be going there trying to end the season on a high and hopefully I’ll get in the team again.”
When the teams last met in October it was the Grecians who came out on top at Victoria Road with an injury-time goal taking all three points back to Devon.
But they suffered defeat to Hartlepool United on Saturday and Chambers believes that can only help the Londoners gain revenge this weekend.
“They had a disappointing result and it might have knocked their confidence a bit and they’re unable to get in the play-offs now,” added the 25-year-old Chambers.
“We know they’ll be playing a lot of good football, because that’s what the manager (Paul Tisdale) instills there.
“It’ll be a strange occasion, but it will be two teams playing football the right way.”
With Dagenham having already secured their safety, manager Wayne Burnett used the final home game of the season to blood younger members of his squad.
Jodi Jones scored on his first start for the club, while Frankie Raymond assisted two goals and scored a free-kick on his home debut.
Matt Partridge also grabbed his first senior goal at the age of 21, while Jack Connors came off the bench for the last 20 minutes.
Chambers believes the impact the youngsters are having in the first team will be a huge boost to the club next season.
“There’s some good lads coming through. It certainly stands Dagenham in good stead,” he added.
“The manager will try to keep the nucleus of the squad together and hopefully build something special for next season.”
But first the Daggers must ensure they end this campaign on a winning note.
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