Daggers Ferrier expecting a tough test as they head up north to face new boys

PUBLISHED: 12:24 18 August 2017

Daggers Morgan Ferrier celebrating with Michael Cheek and Fejiri Okenabirhie (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers Morgan Ferrier celebrating with Michael Cheek and Fejiri Okenabirhie (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge striker Morgan Ferrier expects a good test against National League new boys AFC Fylde this weekend.

The Daggers travel to Lancashire to face last season’s National League North champions on Saturday and are hoping they can come away with three points.

It will be not be easy as AFC Fylde will be determined to pick up points themselves, after their struggling start to the new campaign, with three draws and a 4-1 home loss against Maidenhead in their first four matches.

“It should be a good test, a few of my mates have played against them already this season and they’ve said they’re a good footballing team, so it will be a good test for us,” said Ferrier.

“Hopefully we can just go and get three points for the fans and for us away from home on Saturday.”

The former Boreham Wood man is relishing playing alongside the likes of Corey Whitely, Michael Cheek and Fejiri Okenabirhie since joining the Victoria Road club this summer.

“It’s exciting because where I was at Boreham Wood before I was kind of the main threat so teams used to highlight me, but here I feel like because we’ve got such a diverse threat and we’ve got three or four different strong attacking players they can’t,” the 22-year-old added.

“Teams can’t just highlight one person as the danger man, so you get a lot more time and space.”

Ferrier, who scored his first goal for Daggers in the 3-3 draw with Ebbsfleet, believes the front four have already built a good connection and is hoping they can all continue finding the net.

“I feel like as a strike force we’re really gelling well together and we’re all happy for each other like if it’s Corey scoring, if it’s me scoring, if it’s Fej or if it’s Cheeky, we’re all happy for one and another,” he said.

“We just need to carry on scoring and hopefully we can shore it up on the other end at the same time.”

The striker also feels he can revel in his new role and is expecting big things of himself this season, adding: “It’s good because I’m playing out left, normally I play through the middle, but I feel like I’m still getting a lot of chances because I’m getting on the ball more.

“I’ve set myself targets. This year the main thing is staying fit and there are 40-odd games in the league, so the goals will always come with the attack we’ve got.”

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