Date: 29th April 2014 at 4:55pm
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Following the disappointing defeat to Northampton Town last weekend, midfielder Abu Ogogo was joined on the pitch by selected fans and handed his Player of the Season Award for 2013-14.

The player has made 48 appearances across all competitions for Dagenham this season, and despite a low end to the season in many respects, speaking to the Official Site he said he appreciated the fact that the fans had recognised his performances this term and he was delighted to have almost been an ever present for us.

‘It’s great to know that my performances have been appreciated. I try as hard as I can every single game. It’s obviously very physically tiring, I play as hard as I can every game and even with days off, 48 matches is a lot. I just like to make sure I’m available for every single game.’

Ogogo would’ve played in every match had it not been for missing a game through suspension and then Bank Holiday Monday match against Chesterfield, and he took the award despite strong competition from Medy Elito and Scott Doe.

For his nominated colleagues, he said that he believed Elito had been very good for us all season long, and especially adding goals to his goals (eight so far) he had become an important player for us. As for Doe, he credited his consistency and admitted that in games he wasn’t available for, he believes we did miss him and that we are a better team when he’s on the pitch.

The 24 year old is obviously hoping for a bright season next time round again, and he’s set himself the challenge of finding the net more regularly, and preferably getting himself into double figures in 2014-15 but he also wants to end the game having played every match.