Date: 12th June 2014 at 6:10pm
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Injured striker Rhys Murphy has looked back on his first season at Dagenham and Redbridge, and said that although we couldn’t quite make the play offs last season, that will be our aim this campaign.

Of course with him undergoing rehabilitation following his injury and surgery, he opened his interview with the Official Site with a brief update on how he is progressing.

‘The rehab is going well, the operation went well, the surgeon was happy with it, now it’s just a case of letting it settle down so that I then push on.’

Murphy adds as part of the surgery there was some cartilage damage and the bone needed some shaving as it was causing discomfort, but now that’s done and out the way, he can focus on his rehab and then his full recovery.

‘I feel last year was successful. I managed to fit in with the boys, and the fans all made me feel welcome. It was a good start to the year, unfortunately we couldn’t cap it off with a play off place, but that is something we are looking to do next year.’

Of course the timing of the injury wasn’t perfect for us or Rhys, as he was seriously up there challenging for the League Two top goalscorer award at the point, but despite spending the second half of the campaign with injury problems, he still finished in the top five which is no small achievement really.

‘I didn’t look at it much after I got injured, I was playing well and scoring goals. I was confident and felt if I stayed fit I could have scored more, but it didn’t happen. It’s now all about next season, coming back fit and coming back a better player.’

The battle for Murphy now is to return 100% fit for the season and that’s exactly what he’ll be working on in the coming weeks.