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Dagenham & Redbridge striker Bloomfield keen to take his chance

PUBLISHED: 10:30 10 February 2018

Alex Lawless of Leyton Orient and Mason Bloomfield of Dagenham during Dagenham & Redbridge vs Leyton Orient, Vanarama National League Football at the Chigwell Construction Stadium on 1st January 2018

Alex Lawless of Leyton Orient and Mason Bloomfield of Dagenham during Dagenham & Redbridge vs Leyton Orient, Vanarama National League Football at the Chigwell Construction Stadium on 1st January 2018

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Dagenham & Redbridge striker Mason Bloomfield could be in contention for the starting line-up this weekend as they face high-flying Aldershot Town.

The Daggers welcome the Shots to Victoria Road on Saturday in front of the BT Sport cameras (5.30pm) and will be hoping to end a miserable run of form.

The club has seen the likes of captain Scott Doe, defenders Sam Ling and Kevin Lokko, attackers Morgan Ferrier and Joe White all leave the club for pastures new in the last few weeks.

The 21-year-old attacker will now be hoping to get an opportunity in the squad and believes they must put all the problems behind.

“We’ve got to forget about everything that’s going on, make the fans get behind us and just play like we were at the beginning of the season,” Bloomfield said.

“We’ve just got to forget about all the negatives and focus on the game.

“I mean there are positives and negatives to things like this, obviously players are going, which mean there will be a bit more space on the team if not on the bench.

“Losing players, especially your strongest players, you never really want that.

“It’s just time for us to step-up, some of young ones that are coming in, like me and some players and if we get a chance we’ve got to take it.”

The former Aveley striker has been sidelined recently with a hand injury but revealed he’s fit and ready for action.

“I’m good, I’ve been training all week and I’m feeling alright, and obviously it was only my hand and I’ve had a cast made for it.

“I’m ready to play if he wants to put me in.”

Despite only winning one in their last nine matches, Bloomfield believes the squad is feeling pretty positive ahead of the Aldershot clash.

“It has been quite disappointing the last few weeks, especially as we’ve got one win in ten games or something like that, but we’re feeling quite positive about the game on Saturday.

“Aldershot are a good team, they pass it about, but we’re feeling quite good.”


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