Striker previews final fixture of 2014/15Exeter City striker Graham Cummins is keen to ensure that the Grecians end the 2014/15 campaign with a victory and to finish with a flourish against Dagenham & Redbridge.
The Grecians were in contention for a play-off spot up until last weekend, but a fourth defeat on the spin – as well as other results going against them elsewhere in the country – finally made a seventh-place finish untenable.
He feels that a good performance and result against the Daggers will hopefully set a positive tone for the way in which the campaign is remembered.
And, like most players, his competitive spirit is motivation enough to want to get all three points.
“I’ve said it before – you want to win every game,” said Graham. “It’s not a nice feeling to come off the pitch without a victory, no matter what the game is.
“We haven’t had the greatest run lately and we want to end this season on a high. It would be a real shame – we’ve played well all year and we wouldn’t want to go out remembered on the back of five losses.
“We have been in contention for the play-offs but we could end up 14th this week, and you’d look at it that way and think that we have had a bad year – but we haven’t.
“This year we have had some really good spells, and some bad spells. But we definitely deserve to be in the top half of the league and I think a lot of teams would agree with that.
“It’s a pity that we couldn’t be going for the play-offs this weekend, but top-half looks a lot more respectable than the bottom half.”
Cummins has seven goals to date for the Grecians – second only to Tom Nichols, and a tally which last year would have been enough for the Golden Boot award.
However of those goals, just one has come at home – a penalty against Oxford – whilst only the travelling fans have been able to bear witness to some important goals from the Irishman.
He continued: “I am a bit of a superstitious person – I’ve been trying to do things differently all the time before home games and it doesn’t seem to be working!
“That sticks in my head that I’ve scored more away from home, but I would love to break that duck on Saturday.”