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Thompson: Make it a very good point

29 January 2014

Adam Thompson says if Blues can beat Newport on Friday, the point at the Daggers will be a good one

Adam Thompson says that if Blues can take all three points against Newport County at home on Friday night, the point at Dagenham & Redbridge will be a good one.

Thompson started at right-back for the second game running as Blues picked up a point on the road, thanks to Kevan Hurst’s 11th goal of the season.

The defender was pleased to see Blues get something from the game, but they now must take three against Newport County.

He said: “These are the games when you need to get something from it. When the conditions are tough and you’re away from home.

“The pitch was excellent, we can have no complaints there, but the weather was terrible and made it difficult.

“Once we had got in front it was disappointing that we didn’t go on to win the game.

“We knew they didn’t have a very good record after conceding the first goal, but we didn’t lose the game.

“It’s another game where a deflected goal has stopped us from getting all three points, it’s frustrating but we accept it.

“A point here is important, but now it’s key that we get all three at home to Newport County on Friday night.

“If we can get all three there then we will look back on the week and say four points from six is a good return.”

Thompson was also pleased with Blues’ defensive shape, keeping out a potent attacking Daggers force, apart from their deflected strike for the goal.

He added: “Dagenham are very quick going forward and have some good attacking players but we did well defensively.

“It’s frustrating that the only goal we conceded was because a deflection, it wasn’t because of bad defending.

“We’re maybe just hoping for a bit of luck away from home to keep a clean sheet, but we’re doing well.”

The defender also felt he could’ve had a penalty, adding: “There was contact and I went down under the challenge.

“I think the referee maybe looked at the conditions and decided not to give it, but I thought it could’ve been given.”

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