Dagenham & Redbridge wingers excite Currie
PUBLISHED: 13:30 23 September 2015
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Former wide man pleased with club’s options out wide
Dagenham & Redbridge first team coach Darren Currie says he is impressed with the strength in depth the club currently has on the flanks after Zavon Hines made his first start in 19 months.
Hines missed the entirety of last season through injury but played the first 70 minutes against Newport County, almost scoring inside the first 30 seconds.
On the other wing at home to the Exiles was Ashley Hemmings, who has already netted twice in all competitions this season.
Jodi Jones, who was the subject of interest from Premier League and Championship clubs over the summer, replaced Hines while Ashley Chambers was also on the bench at Victoria Road.
Currie, who played wide in his career, believes all four players are extremely talented and offer Daggers the opportunity to tailor their selection depending on who the opposition are.
“We’ve got four very good wingers at the club. It’s about picking the right ones for the right games. Against Newport, we felt Zavon was worthy of his start after coming through 90 minutes in a reserve game against QPR,” said Currie.
“Ashley Hemmings has been very effective for us recently with the four game unbeaten run. They got the nod for Newport but no doubt Jodi made an impact when he came on.
“He’s a very promising player. He had an impact but unfortunately not enough of an impact to win it for us. He’ll get his game time, whether it’s 20 minutes or 90 minutes he’ll still impact the game.”
The draw with bottom club Newport, who are yet to win in the league this season, means Daggers themselves only have one victory to their name so far.
And while Currie acknowledged the result against Newport was not what the management team had hoped for, he admitted it was important not to lose two consecutive games following the defeat at Carlisle United.
He added: “It’s not what we wanted, we wanted three points, but on the back of a defeat last week we’ve come home and got another draw.
We’re disappointed we haven’t scored. If we had, we would have won as far as I’m concerned.
We’re disappointed with the point but we’ll come back in to training and go again, looking for the three points next week.”
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