At the weekend, Daggers were meant to be squaring off against Peterborough at home. Gary Johnson’s side were many people’s tips for promotion at the start of the season and few could argue against them pushing for promotion now. As luck would have it the weather put pay to that which now leaves – weather permitting of course – the prospect of Brighton up next for Still’s men.
Going up against Brighton, one of the most attractive sides in the division is another tough game. However despite the fact Gus Poyet’s men are the leagues leaders, the players must believe that they can get something out of that game.
After all if you can go to Carlisle and win, you should then feel confident of ending the year on a high by at least getting a point at home shouldn't you. Plus the game is on Boxing Day and it would be great for the fans to have a nice day after Christmas wouldn’t it?
Brighton aside, every Daggers fan at the moment has got their eyes set on December 28th when the team travel away to the Bescot Stadium to face Walsall. It’s fair to say that at this stage of the season already, that game is looking like a six pointer. It would be a huge game to win, with the possible winner not only getting a vital three points but also the knowledge of how gut wrenching a loss it would be for the team that loses.
No doubt the likes of Savage and Kayleden Brown will feature in those games. Off the pitch those two have extended their services at Victoria Road with Brown’s loan from WBA being for another month whilst the experienced Savage has signed onto the end of the season. That’s good news as both have put in effort for the cause recently which will no doubt please Still and the fans.
With the division being so tight, it's vital the Daggers pick up something from that game and go into the New Year confident in their fight for survival in Npower League One. After all going on a run of wins and picking up points on a regular basis is exactly what Still will be requiring, that's for sure.
Here’s to a good end to the year to everyone connected with the club.
Disclaimer: The views in this article are that of the writer and may not replicate those of the Professional Footballers' Association.