Vital Football

Latest Dagenham&Redbridge News

Howell - Friendly Defeats Won't Phase Us

Howell - Friendly Defeats Won't Phase Us

Midfielder Luke Howell has said that although the defeats we have suffered in pre season so far haven't been what we wanted, it's all about fitness and working on things for the campaign at this stage of the season so the results really don't matter.

Howell was speaking to the Official Site following the MK Dons game, and he explained.

'Pre season has been good so far, we've had a trip to Spain which has been good. Personally I think the trip was really beneficial, I got to spend a lot of time with the lads. We've got a few new signings which I also got to know a bit more, you get to know each other, we only went for three days but that's all we needed.'

As for the pre season friendlies themselves so far, Howell was quick to point out the fitness elements we are working towards rather than the results being of importance.

'It's a long old season, you just want to build your fitness up for the start and go from there. We're not really looking at results, it's more about the style of play that we want to play. I don't need to say that Saturday's result against Ebbsfleet was disappointing, we looked a different side and treated it more like a league game.'

It was still a one nil loss though, and we could do with results turning to start building that winning mentality and get some confidence in them.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stracey Interview



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday July 23 2014
Time: 9:11PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Dagenham & Redbridge Articles

League Three Talk Shelved (17/11/16)

Talks over extending the Football League to a fourth division - an effective League Three - have now been shelved as talks broke down.

Dagenham 0 Northampton Town 2

Dagenham don't do too well against the opponents faced on Saturday as they against beat us as we slipped to a home setback.

As part of Northampton Town's successful relegation survival bid la

Come on you Daggers

This is a direct appeal for all Dagenham & Redbridge fans out there.

Vital Daggers Social Media

Archived Vital Daggers Articles

Vital Daggers articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Daggers
Write For Vital Daggers
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bury MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Cousins10%
Doe4%
Saah18%
Obileye4%
Batt4%
Bingham4%
Labadie4%
Chambers4%
Hemmings9%
Cureton9%
Yusuff4%
Sub - Jakubiak4%
Sub - Agyemang22%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Tranmere 24 15 5 4 50 18
2 Lincoln 23 15 4 4 49 27
3 Forest Green 23 14 5 4 47 21
4 Dag & Red 24 14 3 7 45 10
5 Barrow 22 12 8 2 44 20
6 Dover Athletic 23 14 1 8 43 13
7 Macclesfield 22 11 4 7 37 10
8 Chester 24 9 9 6 36 11
9 Boreham Wood 23 10 6 7 36 6
10 Aldershot 24 10 6 8 36 4
11 Eastleigh 23 9 8 6 35 7
12 Gateshead 24 9 7 8 34 11
13 Bromley 24 9 5 10 32 -2
14 Sutton 23 8 5 10 29 -6
15 Wrexham 24 7 8 9 29 -10
16 Solihull Moors 23 7 5 11 26 -9
17 Torquay 23 7 4 12 25 -8
18 Maidstone 24 7 4 13 25 -17
19 Woking 23 6 5 12 23 -8
20 Southport 23 5 6 12 21 -23
21 Braintree 22 5 5 12 20 -16
22 Guiseley 24 4 6 14 18 -13
23 North Ferriby 24 5 3 16 18 -25
24 York 24 3 8 13 17 -21
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Dagenham & Redbridge Results (view all)

Dagenham & Redbridge Fixtures (view all)

Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Solihull Moors (H)
Conference National
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Braintree Town (a)
Conference National
Jan 2 2017 7:45PM : Braintree Town (H)
Conference National
Jan 7 2017 3:00PM : North Ferriby United (a)
Conference National
Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Bromley (H)
Conference National
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Tranmere Rovers (a)
Conference National
Vital Football Comment