Search

Daggers new boy Mullings is setting big targets after netting on his club debut

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 October 2018

Shamir Mullings scored on his debut for Dagenham at Victoria Road (Pic; Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Shamir Mullings scored on his debut for Dagenham at Victoria Road (Pic; Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Dagenham & Redbridge new boy Shamir Mullings is setting the bar high with his aims for the campaign after getting off the mark on his debut in the 3-1 loss to Ebbsfleet United at the weekend.

The 24-year-old striker is keen to impress Daggers supporters and prove his abilities to everyone by getting on the scoresheet to help the club climb the National League table.

The former Forest Green Rovers man joined on loan t the end of last week from league rivals Maidstone United where he made 12 appearances this season and found the net twice.

Mullings went straight into Peter Taylor’s starting line-up a day later, finding the net in the 42nd minute, but Danny Kedwell netted a brace after Chris Bush scored early on to seal the points for Fleet at Victoria Road.

“My target is always to score 20 goals a season. I’m on three so far and I’m looking to keep going and try build some momentum,” said Mullings.

“The base of my aim will be to work hard for the team and when I’m playing try to get a goal.”

The Enfield-born forward admitted it was a bitter sweet feeling to net on his debut as Daggers lost the game.

“It’s never nice losing a game, you know we work hard, and I know I only came in yesterday (Friday) but I could tell that everyone works hard so when it comes to a Saturday we can put what the gaffer’s said into it,” he added.

“I’ve got a goal, but we lost the game so it’s a kind of bitter sweet feeling.”

The youngster did reveal he was surprised to go straight into the starting line-up for the match, but was pleased to take on the challenge and praised the early signs of a partnership with the club’s top goalscorer Elliot Romain and even Chike Kandi when he came on at half-time.

“It was very much a surprise but I like the challenge. If he said to me you’re going to come off the bench or you’re going to start, either one I would have been ready for it,” added Mullings.

“Elliot is really good, he runs and he doesn’t stop running, so it’s good to have someone play off of me and get around and I think me and him will do really well together.

“Definitely, the support as I’m a big centre forward is always needed and I think the both of them did really well. Even when Chike came on, he did really well.”

Related articles

Latest Ilford Stories

Yesterday, 21:37

FA Cup: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Boreham Wood 1

A party organiser, whose last event ended with a stabbing and gunfire, has been refused permission to hold another event next month.

Yesterday, 17:00

An Ilford all-through school has been awarded a place on a Mayor of London-run scheme recognising the capital’s top improvers.

Yesterday, 17:00

Due to demand, organisers have added a second event day meaning it will take place on November 10 and November 11

Yesterday, 16:30

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Tomi Adeloye is looking to build on his goal in their 2-2 draw against Boreham Wood in the FA Cup as he hopes to start in the replay.

Yesterday, 16:00

Club also set to move home ahead of new Shepherd Neame Essex League season

Yesterday, 15:00

“It was clear that whatever race, religion or even distance between us, we are all connected by a common passion. Our love for the English language.”

Scotland international is enjoying a renaissance at the Hammers under new boss Pellegrini

PROMOTED CONTENT

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

Exchange Ilford is a shopping centre on a mission to make it a more welcoming and accessible place to the people of Redbridge.

An Ilford shoe retailer and podiatry practice is taking the next step with a move to a new shop just a few doors down.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now