Date: 19th September 2013 at 9:34pm
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Following Afolabi Obafemi’s debut league start against Bristol Rovers, the 18 year old striker has said he’s hoping he did enough to keep his place in the first team.

The former Leyton Orient youngster joined us on a free transfer after they released him in the summer, and so far he’s made five appearances off the bench, before he replaced Josh Scott following injury in the starting line up for the Rovers match.

Despite being substituted on the 63 minute, the striker said he hoped he’d done enough to impress Wayne Burnett and gain himself a second start when we travel to Morecambe this weekend.

Speaking to London24 he said that he felt he fitting into the team quite well, and he was doing his best to contribute to the match and although all he wants is to be more involved and get on the pitch more often, he’d be delighted if Burnett kept faith with him for the next game, even if he again didn’t complete the 90 minutes.

‘It was a good game and we performed well to stop them from playing their natural game. We were then able to concentrate on our game and I thought we did well.’

Obafemi says that after signing his 12 month deal with us over the summer, he feels he has a point to prove to Orient for not keeping faith with him and releasing him, and if he can do that then Dagenham will obviously benefit from that in his performances and his goal return.

I’d be surprised to see him start the game at Morecambe, but I doubt it’s going to be the last we see of the striker, especially if he can continue to keep learning and developing in the coming weeks and months so when his chances come along, he can really take them.