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Confident Carr pleased to bag first goal
Youngster looks back on first full 90 minutes in Mansfield Town colours.

Striker Daniel Carr was one of many to put in an impressive performance in this afternoon’s 1-1 draw with York City at Bootham Crescent.

The young striker, who shifted from the right of midfield to play up front in the second half, admitted he wasn’t feeling the pressure to get that first elusive goal for the club.

He said: “It wouldn’t have put me down if I didn’t get the goal today, because I know that I would’ve got it eventually, but it’s better to get it now so I can now keep pushing on and getting goal after goal.

“I don’t set myself targets really. If I get one goal in one game I want to get two in the next and I’m just going to keep working hard to do that.”

Being a natural striker, Carr added that having scored his first goal he hopes he can give manager Paul Cox a selection headache for the next few games.

“I’m just here to play games and I understand there are other strikers who are coming back from injury,” continued the youngster. “All I can do is keep putting in good performances and scoring goals.”

Despite the striker only being 20 years of age, and somewhat new on the Sky Bet League Two scene, Carr believes that he can handle the physicality and pace of this level.

He added: “I’ve played in this league before so I understand what is required and the different roles and how the manager wants me to play. All I did and can do is my best for the team and the lads were excellent out there today.”

Our team turned on the heat in the second half, compared to a much more even first half, and the young Huddersfield Town forward believes there were a number of reasons behind the turnaround.

“In the second half, our balls going forward were more precise. We showed more hungerness and we really wanted to get something out the game and I think that showed in the second half.”

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Carr Looking To Impress On Loan

New loan signing Daniel Carr was excited to get his spell with the club underway as they prepare to face York City away on Saturday.
The striker signed a loan deal until the end of the season with the Daggers on deadline day, with the 20-year-old pleased to be with the club.

“I’m pleased to be here, I want to get some first team football and it’s great to be here until the end of the season. At Dulwich I was playing week in week out, I am confident that I can come here and get some starting football.

“It’s nice to know that the Manager has seen me play quite a few times when I was at Dulwich. He knows my track record, I’m pleased he knows the type of player I am."

The Daggers travel to Bootham Crescent on Saturday to a team he has already scored twice against.

“I played York pre-season with Huddersfield and scored, I also scored against them earlier this season so I’m hoping to make it a treble against them this Saturday.

“It’s up to me now to get that starting spot, I’ve got to prove myself in training and if the gaffer sees something he likes he will give me a chance."

Carr said he was ready to fight with his new team mates as they look to push up the table and avoid the relegation zone.

“I was at Mansfield on loan previously and they are in the same sort of position as Dagenham. Watching the lads play, they don’t deserve to be in the position they are in, but for whatever reason results haven’t gone their way. I’m looking forward to helping the team out of this position.”

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Cambridge United sign former Huddersfield Town striker Danny Carr

Danny Carr has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with Cambridge United.

The 21-year-old marksman has spent the last two seasons with Huddersfield after being snapped up by the Terriers for an undisclosed five-figure fee from Dulwich after scoring 25 goals for the Ryman League side in 2012/13.

Carr had started out in Reading's youth academy and initially joined Eastbourne Borough on his release from the Royals before moving to Hamlet.

His goal-scoring feats with Dulwich saw him have trials with Liverpool, Charlton and Leeds before moving to Huddersfield.

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Cambridge United boss Richard Money excited by Daniel Carr’s potential
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Cambridge United manager Richard Money believes new signing Daniel Carr has the ability to be a huge success as the R Costings Abbey Stadium.

Carr has joined Cambridge from Huddersfield Town, and Money is excited to see how the youngster can develop.

The 21-year-old has previously impressed in non-league football, and he has spent time on loan with Fleetwood Town, Mansfield Town and Dagenham and Redbridge in The Football League. But Money is hoping that giving him a more permanent home will help him fulfill his potential.

“We are delighted to be able to bring Daniel to the club at this exciting time,” Money said to the club’s official site.

“He is a player of enormous, as yet, unfulfilled potential; he is very quick and can play right across the front line.

“Daniel's determination to sign for us when he had a number of other opportunities has been refreshing and underlines the ambition we are showing in our recruitment this summer.

“As well as being committed towards developing players from our own academy, Daniel’s signing also shows our determination to continue to bring young players with his potential to the club."

Carr is Cambridge’s seventh signing of the summer so far, as Money continues to bolster his options for the forthcoming Sky Bet League 2 campaign.

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Non-league sensation who flirted with Liverpool out to kickstart his career in Ireland
By Ben Blake (the42.ie)

A QUICK GLANCE at Daniel Carr’s Wikipedia page, and you might be forgiven for deducing that he is someone who likes to move around a lot and doesn’t tend to settle very well.

At the age of 24, Shamrock Rovers have just become the striker’s 12th senior club in six years — although, as the Londoner points out, only half of those were on permanent deals.

“I’ve had a lot of clubs but if you look at it, most of them have been loans,” he told The42 yesterday. “It looks like I’ve had many but it’s actually not that much.”

For a player who was sought after by some of England’s top sides as a teenager, Carr appears to have lost his way somewhat in recent times.

So how did he wind up in the League of Ireland?

Raised in Croydon as part of a close-knit family, Daniel was involved in athletics, swimming and gymnastics as a boy but none of them came close to his passion for football.

He remembers getting to the age when it’s time to start following one club, and being told to rethink the decision by his mother.

“When I was younger, I liked Man United but she said she’d make me leave the house if I didn’t support Arsenal,” he recalls. “She was joking but I didn’t know that at the time.”

His older brother Gary would go on to pursue a career in acting and starred as jazz singer Jack Ross in Downton Abbey before being cast in the role of CC, a ruthless pimp in HBO’s hit series The Deuce.

Carr, back then a tricky winger, joined the centre of excellence at Wycombe Wanderers at the age of 14. But that lasted six months and it was at Reading where he worked under the late Eamonn Dolan.

After two years, however, Carr found himself in the seventh tier of English football with non-league side Dulwich Hamlet, while making ends meet by working on a building site with his uncle.

The manager, Gavin Rose, moved him from out wide into a more central forward role, and something clicked.

“I had a great season there,” Carr, who was involved with Trinidad & Tobago at underage level, explains. “I had played on the wing but at that club transformed me into a striker. That’s when I started scoring loads of goals and Dulwich won the league for the first time in years, so it was good to be a part of that.”

Despite that fact the he was plying his trade outside the Football League, 25 goals in the 18-year-old’s debut season prompted clubs all over Britain to stand up and take notice.

The likes of Chelsea and Liverpool were reported to be interested, and Carr went on trial with Chartlon Athletic but both parties couldn’t agree a fee. He was then offered the chance to impress at the Reds, who were at that time manager by Brendan Rodgers — the man in charge of Reading’s first team during his spell there.

Thrown into a reserve game, he lined out alongside the likes of £50 million man Raheem Sterling, AC Milan schemer Suso and Jonjo Shelvey, now of Newcastle United. Although Liverpool didn’t see enough to pursue a deal further, Championship outfit Huddersfield Town put a two-year deal on the table and it felt like a no-brainer.

Life with the Terriers began with a hint of promise as he was named on the bench several times and made cameos in the league against Wigan and Birmingham City, before Fleetwood Town took him on loan.

But things were to turn sour after a falling out with Huddersfield manager Mark Robins.

“In my first season, I played twice in the league, once in the cup and I was on the bench quite a few times,” he says.

“In my second season, there were a few things said by the manager that I didn’t appreciate. They were personal things that I won’t mention now. That’s the reason I didn’t continue there and they sent me out on loan again. I knew from then on it would be uphill so I had to find a new club.”

By 2015, Carr was signed by Cambridge United but the manager got the sack and, again, loan moves followed — this time to Aldershot Town and Woking. He then returned to the club he has enjoyed most success with a year later, agreeing to a second stint at Dulwich Hamlet.

But they farmed him out to Leatherhead, who were managed by one of English football’s most unmistakable characters in former Wigan Athletic, Hull City and Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard.

“He was the best, I really enjoyed my time there,” Carr says of the Soccer AM presenter. “With Jimmy, people think he’s a joker and that but he is really serious. He knows his football.”

Last year, the opportunity arose to go to Sweden to play in their second tier with Karlstad BK, and he accepted.

“I loved it there,” he says of the Swedish experience. “It’s a different culture and I met some lovely people. The football wasn’t as high a standard but I learned from the manager.”

Rovers boss Stephen Bradley had recently been in the market for a centre forward when a former team-mate got in touch to flag Carr’s availability, and he travelled with the squad on their pre-season trip to Portugal. Bradley has said since that he saw enough on his first day training to convince him to take a punt, and the player is keen to repay that faith shown while attempting to get his own career back on track.

Carr’s first experience of the League of Ireland was as a second-half substitute in last Friday’s Dubin derby defeat to Bohemians at Dalymount, and he will be hoping to play some part at home to Dundalk this evening.

“I’m a bit of an all-rounder,” he replies, when asked what he can bring to the team. “The main thing as a striker is that I need to get goals. If I’m not scoring then I’m not really doing my job.

“The minimum is to work hard and every one of us will be doing that.”

Bradley added: “I think he showed a little glimpse last week when he came on against Bohs. He’s very hard to play against as his feet are really good. He’s different to a lot of players in this country in terms of his feet. He’s really tricky around the box.

“It’s about feeding him at the right time. There’s no doubting what he has and what he will bring to us.”

Hoops captain Ronan Finn faces a late fitness test for the game after picking up a knock a week ago, while Trevor Clarke is suspended once again. They are also hoping international clearance goes through for latest arrival Sean Kavanagh.

“He’s a player of real high quality and I think we’ll see that,” Bradley says of the former Fulham full-back. “You only have to watch him in training and you see the quality that he has.

Goalkeeper Kevin Horgan was named in the starting line-up against Bohs ahead of last season’s number one Tomer Chencinski, but his mistake for the home side’s third goal has been roundly-criticised.

“They’re both competing,” Bradley says on his two stoppers. “I’ve said that no one is guaranteed a jersey here, I don’t care if they’re 33 or 23. I’ve said from day one that if someone is training harder or better than the other person then he will play and that was the case last week.

“I thought Kevin did very well. The third goal, he should have stayed on his line and caught it. The other two, Pico [Roberto Lopes] loses his man from a corner and the other one is a flick on to Paddy Kavanagh and our defence is all over the place.

“Kevin can’t affect either of them. If we don’t have that ten-minute meltdown, we walk away with a win and we’re not talking about Kevin. But we shot ourselves in the foot.”

For Dundalk, who come into the game on the back of a frustrating 0-0 draw with Bray Wanderers on the opening night, experienced defender Brian Gartland has returned to the squad along with Lithuanian midfielder Karolis Chvedukas, and new signing Marco Tagbajumi is also available.

Captain Stephen O’Donnell (calf), Sean Hoare (hamstring) and John Mountney (knee) are all out, however.
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Why has this youth not be called up? We haven't got a specialist number 9!

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CC is his brother? CC looks more like a gigalo more than a pimp with his fashion on the Duece. But we can't afford to leave no sone unturned so he should be on our radar.