Currie: Barnet won’t harbour grudge

PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 September 2015

Darren Currie of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Darren Currie of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge coach believes history between clubs will count for little on Saturday

Dagenham & Redbridge first team coach Darren Currie does not believe there will be any animosity towards the team when they visit Barnet this


Daggers narrowly avoided the drop back into non-league football by goal difference in 2012/13, with the Bees going down at their expense.

Barnet were then managed by former Dutch international Edgar Davids, who has since left the club with Martin Allen back for his fourth spell in charge.

And it is because of a change in the management team that Currie believes the previous history between the two clubs will not dictate the atmosphere at The Hive on Saturday.

“I doubt staying up instead of them will even be mentioned. We know the staff at Barnet and they weren’t there on that day,” said Currie.

“I’ll be very surprised if it even gets mentioned, but as far as we’re concerned, we’ll prepare all week.

“We had a reserve game in midweek, so more boys got minutes, and we’ll prepare to go there and win the game.”

Daggers seem to have enjoyed their away days more than playing at home so far this season, having already won twice on the road in all competitions.

That form contrasts with experiences at Victoria Road this season, where Dagenham are still yet to win.

With Daggers facing another trip, albeit a small one, this weekend, Currie insists the team will still enter games with the same mindset, regardless of the venue.

He added: “We prepare for every game and focus on what we’re trying to do for that particular game and what the opposition will throw at us.

“We should be making it difficult for teams to come to Victoria Road and we should take advantage of playing at home. But if you pick up points, it doesn’t matter where they come.”

“We all want to pick up points at home, and we picked up a point against Newport but were disappointed not to take three.”

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