the daggers voice
Fejiri Okenabirhie celebrates after putting Dagenham ahead against Wealdstone. Picture by barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk and Ilford Recorder.
After a two-week break, Dagenham return to Vanarama National League action on Saturday as they welcome Macclesfield Town to Victoria Road, the first of three massive, season-defining games.
Following the visit of John Askey's Macclesfield, sitting in fifth position, at the weekend, 6th-placed Aldershot travel to Dagenham this Tuesday. This means the next two games are both at home, while the month is concluded with the trickiest match yet, an away fixture at league leaders Forest Green.
This is the kind of fixture sequence that makes or breaks a team's season.
What will it do to us?
What we know for sure is that we'll have to be at our unstoppable best in all three of these matches to win them. We'll have to grind out three points like we did at Eastleigh, and not play like we did at Torquay.
On a personal note, I can't wait for these matches as they promise to be pulsating contests between teams fighting for promotion. At this point in the season the league is starting to take some sort of realistic shape and, if we want to stay as high as we are in the league at the moment, we need to rise to the occasion and prove we deserve to go up.
As I said to John Still in the surreal interview I did with him on Saturday, these games are massive.
It all starts with 2nd v 5th, Daggers v Macclesfield, South v North - this Saturday at 3pm.
COME ON YOU DAGGERS!
I am Joel Page, Dagenham & Redbridge FC fan. Here I will share some of my experiences.