Date: 19th September 2013 at 9:25pm
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Dagenham skipper Abu Ogogo has given his thoughts about how the team have started the season and his role as captain of the club.

The midfielder joined us on a free transfer back in the summer of 2009 and has since gone to make 178 appearances all in for Dagenham and Redbridge, scoring eight goals from the middle of the park.

Speaking to the Official Site he explained that he felt that the team had started the season quite well, having picked up nine points from the opening seven games, and it’s especially pleasing to still be undefeated on home soil as that’s something they wanted to achieve and obviously keep going.

‘Chipping with goals is helping build my confidence, I think what was missing from my game was scoring, so hopefully I’ll keep scoring and playing well.’

He adds that he feels Dagenham have a good mix in the squad now, with a number of experienced players but topped off with young players, with the potential to develop further and play a real role within the club over the coming seasons and he points to the two obvious ones in Afolabi Obafemi and Jack Connors who are in the first team on merit, and thoroughly deserve to be there.

Adding that Jack was especially impressive when he was coming through the Academy so he certainly wasn’t surprised to see him take his chance when it was presented to him.

Certainly been a brighter start, although a few extra wins would’ve been nice, but having almost suffered relegation last season, given the changes over the summer and Wayne Burnett trying to stamp his authority on the team, it’s difficult not to be pleased with the progress so far, especially when you compare it to how we started last season’s campaign.