December 11 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Cheltenham Town was the Daggers first in eight games and skipper Abu Ogogo insists now is when the side’s character needs to come to light as they prepare to take on Northampton Town on Saturday.
The side had been on a great run of form which saw them undefeated throughout the whole month of September, but they came unstuck against Mark Yates’ Robins at Victoria Road on Saturday.
Daggers now face a lowly Northampton Town on Saturday at Sixfields and the 23-year-old admits they need to make sure last weekend’s result is just a blip.
“That’s where we see characters now,” said Ogogo. “It’s the first defeat in eight games now and we are still on target for what we set ourselves so hopefully we’ll get something on Saturday at Northampton.”
Like Cheltenham, the Cobblers were involved in last season’s play-offs, but Aidy Boothroyd’s side have endured a tough start to life in the current campaign as they find themselves in the relegation zone with only eight points from 11 games.
And the Daggers skipper is keen for his side not to take Northampton lightly.
“They are struggling, but last year they made the play-offs so they are at home and they are going to want to win their home games,” he added. “But we have to make sure we go there confident and get a result.”
But the skipper was the first to admit the Daggers weren’t at their best against Cheltenham, and the visitors deserved the victory on the day.
“We are disappointed to lose our unbeaten home record but I felt they started a bit better than us and we were actually lucky to go in at half time 1-1. They were the better team in the first half.
“We improved in the second half, but we didn’t play as well as I know we can play.”
The 23-year-old registered his fifth goal of the season as he prodded home from close range following Rhys Murphy’s header.
And while delighted to add another to his total this term he was frustrated it couldn’t have come in another victory for Wayne Burnett’s side.
“I haven’t scored for a couple of games so it was nice to be on the scoresheet again, but it would have been better if we go on to win the game but it wasn’t to be,” he added.
“There was frustration there, we didn’t play as well as we could have, but from games like these we have to make sure we don’t lose. We didn’t play well but we need to get something from them in the future.”