Dagenham & Redbridge manager delighted with his attacking options
PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 August 2017
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Daggers boss John Still is delighted with his attacking options and how a number of them have started the season.
The manager is thrilled with the production from the front four of Morgan Ferrier, Corey Whitely, Michael Cheek and Fejiri Okenabirhie in their unbeaten start.
“We know we have good attacking players,” Still said.
“We will score loads of goals this year, we’re quick, we’re sharp, we’re bright and we’ve got players who can score all over the pitch.
“For me I don’t have any problems with that, at the moment though we can’t get the balance right defensively, as I said it is a new back four and I understand that, but I’d be making excuses for them if I said they couldn’t do better.”
Still was pleased Ferrier got off the mark in their 3-3 draw against Ebbsfleet United, but also revealed the reason behind replacing the man of the match in the seventy first minutes with Elliot Romain.
“Morgan is a good player, we took him off as he’s been struggling with his groins, he got through the game on Saturday, but you’re always trying to plan all the time and not get injuries.
The gaffer also heaped praise on free-scoring Whitely, although Still felt he wasn’t at his best for their last match, after failing to convert a penalty and making a ‘poor’ decision with a ninety fifth minute free-kick.
“Corey Whitely is scoring and doing well, but I don’t think he played great (on Tuesday) to be honest, the free-kick right at the end he’s tried to get it over the wall from the edge of the box it’s never going to happen.
“The selection it’s poor, but we got three goals at home that should be more than enough to win.”
Dagenham also have strikers Oliver Hawkins and Mason Bloomfield waiting patiently for their chance to prove their worth.
Hawkins started away from home to Eastleigh and has appeared from the bench in every other fixture, while Bloomfield who had an impressive pre-season, has yet to be named in a match day squad.
“He (Mason) will get his chance, but he’s a young one we’re not going to rush him,” Still explained.
“We’re scoring goals so I’m happy with how we’re attacking, it’s the other end I need to have a look at.”
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