Abu Ogogo can see light at the end of the tunnel for Daggers

Former Arsenal man believes current run is just a blip

Daggers defender Abu Ogogo believes there is light at the end of the tunnel despite John Still’s side’s haul of only one point out of a possible 12 in recent weeks.

After a disappointing defeat at Rotherham on Saturday, the Victoria Road outfit improved in front of their home crowd, but still came up short against Oxford United on Tuesday night, with Ogogo feeling the current dry patch is only a minor glitch and they will turn the corner.

“Every team has a little blip and I think we are going through ours at the moment and hopefully we will get it out of our system,” said the 21-year-old.

“But we have to stick together as a team and keep doing the same things and our results will start changing for the better.


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“The more experienced players like Peter Gain, Jon Nurse and Mark Arber try and gee us all up but it is down to the whole team, we cannot rely on a couple of people, we all have to do it.

“But I thought the performance tonight was much better than at the weekend where in the first half we simply just didn’t turn up,”

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“But all game I thought we were the better side and were unfortunate to get done on a set piece.”

That may not have been the case as Oxford dominated possession and goalscoring opportunities, but that is an area the former Arsenal youngster believes Dagenham can improve

“Going forward as a team we didn’t express ourselves as much as we could. Their attacking play was decent to be fair and we’ll have to work on that and improve,” added Ogogo.

Chris Lewington in the Daggers goal kept his side in the game on numerous occasions throughout the match on Tuesday night.

And Ogogo believes it gives him and his fellow defenders confidence that they have such a keeper to call upon if and when necessary.

“Chris is a good goalkeeper and has been man of the match on the last two occasions and that just goes to show how good he is and with him behind you, you are going to be safe,” he said.

“You don’t really want your keeper to get man of the match but it just shows how good he is.”

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