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A chance for Dagenham & Redbridge to show quality, says Comley

5:28 PM April 7, 2022

Dagenham & Redbridge midfielder Brandon Comley says their trip to National League rivals Bromley this weekend is a chance to show their quality.

Daggers had to settle for a point from a goalless draw with fellow play-offs Boreham Wood hopefuls at Victoria Road in midweek.

That left them six points off seventh place with eight games to go, two ahead of Bromley, who have two games in hand.

And Comley told the club’s website: “On a 3G pitch we’ll definitely have more chances to knock it down and show our quality.

“Nobody can complain that there is a bump in the pitch. It’s another opportunity to go and push and try to get where we want to be.

“The last game was a good reaction and this coming game we can go and play and show a bit more quality than we would like in the last game.”

Defenses dominated on Tuesday, with clear chances at a premium, but Comley felt Daryl McMahon’s side had done all they could under the circumstances.

He added: “A team like Boreham Wood, you’re going to have to defend long balls and be strong as a team. I think we’ve shown that.

“We had chances and showed good quality, we didn’t hesitate to play, but we could have shown a bit more.

“Sometimes the opposition makes the way you play unavoidable and you can’t change that. Sometimes you have to deal with the game that’s on your way, I think we did well with that.”

Comley clashed with his brother James, another Montserrat international, during the stalemate and admitted it was a bit strange being opponents.

James Comley of Boreham Wood and Mohammed Sagaf of Dagenham & Redbridge battle for the ball
– Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

He said: “It was surreal, I’ve played with him before but never played against him so it was good, nice to play against him.

“In the match, I didn’t come up against him too much, which was good because I didn’t want to have to fight with my brother.

“It’s just another day at the office, we both came in and wanted to win the game. He was my opponent that day, we didn’t really talk, we just carried on.”