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Currie laments Daggers defeat

Dagenham's first-team coach Darren Currie expressed his disappointment with the performance in their 3-0 loss to Northampton.

Ivan Toney's first-half brace and a sensational volley from Ian Morris secured a vital three points for the Cobblers, who are three points clear of the two sides below them ahead of a meeting with Wilder's old side Oxford.

Currie said: "It wasn't what we planned. We worked all week on a certain system and as you've seen in recent weeks we've been giving squad players and maybe people who haven't had enough minutes a little bit more of an opportunity, and it was bitterly disappointing.

"We must have said it a hundred times this week. We knew what to expect, they're fighting for their lives and we've got ourselves in a position of safety and we knew that they would be turning balls in and would be up against us for the second balls and the knock downs, and asking questions of our back four.

"We've said it a hundred times this week and made the boys thoroughly prepare for what was coming our way. But, even so, when you're out there you've got to take on board instruction and deal with what's coming at you."