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Daggers defender Saah: Unbeaten month shows our strength in depth

Daggers' Brian Saah in action against Morecambe. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO Daggers' Brian Saah in action against Morecambe. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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Dagenham & Redbridge defender Brian Saah believes the unbeaten month speaks volumes for the strength in depth Daggers have got.

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Luke Howell of Dagenham and Redbridge is congratulated after having the shot which deflected into the goal off Matt Bevans of Oxford United for the only goal of the game. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTOLuke Howell of Dagenham and Redbridge is congratulated after having the shot which deflected into the goal off Matt Bevans of Oxford United for the only goal of the game. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

The Victoria Road side may have won only three out of the eight league games in March, but the ended it on a high with the 1-0 win over Oxford United on Saturday.

And this run of form has been without two players who have played a major role in shaping their season – Zavon Hines and Rhys Murphy.

Both have been absent through injury, and though a return for Murphy isn’t too far away, Saah feels the rest of the team deserve some credit for digging deep in their time of need.

“At the end of the day it is a team game,” said Saah.

“If we had to rely on just one person then it doesn’t speak volumes for the rest of us.

“I think that the squad we have got is a decent enough squad to cope with whoever comes out of the team or whoever isn’t playing.”

Saturday’s 1-0 win was a rather fortunate one thanks to Matt Bevans’ 89th minute own goal, and it was the Daggers first home victory since the New Year’s Day success by the same scoreline against AFC Wimbledon.

And Saah was relieved to finally send the home supporters happy after frustrating times of late at Victoria Road.

“We’ve been working hard and we’ve probably been a bit unlucky in some of the other home games,” he remarked

“Obviously our luck was in today. It’s pleasing to get the win at home.

“It has been frustrating, especially for the fans because we want to put on a good display and give them something to go home to be happy about, but we haven’t done that so it’s been disappointing from that aspect.”

And though the winner may have come late in the day, the former Leyton Orient man believes they deserved the victory.

“We haven’t created that many chances but we’ve decent enough opportunities to score some goals today but we haven’t,” he added.

“And then the chance that has gone in isn’t really a chance, but we are happy it’s in and our luck was in today.”

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