A look to this weekend’s game against Dagenham & Redbridge….
By Matty Paddock - 17/11/2023
Posted 2 weeks ago
AMARI MORGAN-SMITH is eyeing up a big few days for Harriers as the team face the first of two home games in the space of a few days when Dagenham & Redbridge visit on Saturday.
Harriers host The Daggers in DY10 at the weekend, just days before Hartlepool Town make the same trek on Tuesday night.
Top scorer Morgan-Smith is looking to add to his tally of goals as Harriers seek the points needed to move them away from peril at the foot of the National League table.
The striker spoke ahead of the game and discussed the double header as well as the mood in the camp, saying: “The morale is good.
“We’re not miles away. The gaffer and Jimmy have praised us in certain areas and we need to be better in certain areas.
“The camp is good – there’s no time to be negative and have your head down, you can only look for the next game to make it right.
“I think we’ve got two, big home games to try and get six points and that’s what we’ll be looking to do.”
Harriers have been more than competitive in a number of their games this season, but the former York City man knows it’s time to start extending the good spells.
He added: “We’ve had good moments this season and I think we need to try now, collectively, to have it in more spells across the season rather than in spells throughout a game.
“Can we have it in one game and take it into the next game? That’s what we’ll be trying to do.
“We’ve got two home games and our fans have been outstanding, travelling up and down the country.
“We’re very thankful or that. Hopefully we can get a good, bumper crowd for these two games and hopefully we can get six points.”
Harriers welcomed back Jack Lambert with five minutes from the bench in last weekend’s defeat to Aldershot Town.
His comeback, and that recently of Matt Preston, means Harriers are seeing an easing of the congested treatment room, though Shane Byrne and Joe Leesley remain a number of weeks short of being able to be considered.
Harriers last faced Dagenham & Redbridge all the way back in 2007, when a Mark Creighton header failed to be enough to help maintain the club’s interest in that season’s FA Cup.
While the Daggers and Harriers have crossed swords since the early 1990s, the Reds have also clashed with the likes of Walthamstow Avenue who, through a storied history, help form part of today’s incarnation of Dagenham & Redbridge.
This term, Saturday’s guests were beaten last time out by Solihull Moors, but this came off the back of consecutive league victories on the road at Dorking and Ebbsfleet.
Kick-off at Aggborough on Saturday is at 3:00pm.
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