December 5 2013 Latest news:
Friday, September 20, 2013
It’s fair to say Zavon Hines has enjoyed a great start to life at the Daggers and despite that there is one thing he’d like to add to his game, and that’s goals.
The 24-year-old joined the club just under a month ago on a one-year deal, and his impact on the team has seen him already fly to the top of the assists charts, with four in five games.
And while he would be happy to continue adding to that he would love to get his first goal for the Daggers tomorrow at Morecambe.
“I am quite pleased with how it has all started, our performances have been well and I’m sitting at the top of the assists,” said Hines.
“But the main thing for me is that I want to score and that’s the only thing I have been disappointed with but overall it has been a good start.
“If I continue to play well and get a few goals in the process I can’t ask for any more. Assisting is just as good as scoring but being an attacking player I want to score as well and I feel like I need to get off the mark now.
“The main thing I am concentrating on is putting in consistent performances and if I can keep that up the goals and assists will come.”
It’s taking him no time whatsoever to settle into the Daggers ranks, and he is surprised at how quick both he and his team-mates have adapted to each others style of play.
“It’s not been as hard as I thought it’d be,” added the former West Ham player.
“They have played against me last year as well and being in training every day they know what I can and like to do and I know what they are good at as well so its quite easy. We communicate with each other quite a lot so that helps.”
One of the main reasons why he signed for the club was to come back to his London roots and be back nearer his family.
And he believes being back around familiar surroundings once again brings out the best in him.
“I just wanted to be back with my family and friends and I am enjoying living back at home and playing for a team that want to do something this season so I can’t ask for anything more,” he said.
“You have just got to play your game and the manager has given me a lot of confidence when I first came in. I have been putting in some good performances and long may that continue.”
The Daggers have only had three away league games to date, and Hines has only been part of one, the disappointing 3-0 defeat at Mansfield last time out.
But the winger believes the confidence is there from their unbeaten run at home to take on their travels to Morecambe tomorrow.
“We haven’t had that many away games so far but we’ve lost two and drawn one but the gaffer has said it’s a transition time and everyone is trying to understand what he wants and away from home it is more difficult,” he said.
“If we have any ambition to do anything this season we have to be strong at home and try and pick up points away from home.
“But we’ve been quite strong at home, we’ve controlled most of the games and the team has got a lot of confidence so hopefully on Saturday we’ll take that up there.
“I know it’ll be a tough game but we have got a lot of confidence right now so hopefully we can do the job.”