Loads of quality here, says Cheek

New signing Michael Cheek got another 25 minutes under his belt and came close to opening his account three minutes from time against Leyton Orient and the 26-year-old hopes it’s just a matter of time before he’s firing the goals from the starting lineup.

“Hopefully – if I can score the one like tonight I might get a chance!” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “Hopefully I can get some more minutes Saturday and my first goal as well. I thought I did OK, I obviously had a chance at the end which I missed but I’m glad we got the point as I think we deserved it. Only one point but we’ve got to take that into next week now and carry it forward.The performances have been there. It was much better today, we’ve just got to carry it on to next Saturday and hopefully get the three points away at Hartlepool.”

Cheek arrived at the Fleet two days before the start of the season and in the short time he’s been here, he says he’s glad to have moved across the river.

“The lads have been brilliant, I’ve fitted in really well,” he said. ” Obviously I’ve come in late but the lads have taken to me and  I’m enjoying it. I’ve played against them a few times, I know a couple of them as well. It’s a bit of travel for me but I’m glad I’ve come. [Ebbsfleet] came in in January but I decided to stay at Dagenham. Things weren’t right in January but I’m glad I’m here now and can kick on. There’s loads of quality, loads of depth. Looking at the bench today and even in the stand, there are so many good players here. Hopefully we’ll be up there at the end of the season.”

The former Dagenham and Braintree striker has hit an average of 22 goals a season for the past seven years and with enough game time, he’s always aiming for a similar target.

“To myself I set a target,” he said. “I like to always hit double figures by Christmas but we’ll see how we go.”

Listen to the interview below.


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