Dagenham & Redbridge boss Ben Strevens says he wants a selection headache as he bids to lift his side up the National League table.

Daggers head to Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday on the back of a 2-1 home defeat against Solihull Moors last weekend.

Victory would've lifted them up to ninth, but after Tom Eastman's header put them in front, they conceded moments before and after the break and were left to rue the woodwork on several occasions.

Nik Tavares made his first appearance in nearly six weeks off the bench, though, and Strevens is pleased to be getting players back from injury.

"Nik Tavares and Ryan Hill have probably been our two standout players this season when they've been fit," Strevens told the club website.

"Both of them have been missing and the likes of Tom Eastman and Inih [Effiong] have come back, Johnno [Elliott Johnson] has come back.

"It's going to be lovely when they're all back out there fit and available.

"Kingy [David Longe-King] has done excellently in that central midfield role, he did it for me at the back end of last season.

"And Tavs can play defence or midfield, just adds that quality with and without the football, he's a fantastic footballer.

"It's a real plus him being back involved and we feel like Hilly is not too far away."

Lewis Page and Conor Lawless remain sidelined for the time being, but Frank Vincent is available again for the trip to Aggborough after suspension.

"Having the boys back fit and regularly available for me that have been missing for weeks and weeks, trying to get them all back out there together is going to be a headache for me," added Strevens.

"I'm going to have to make some tough decisions on players that are playing and not playing. But they're decisions you want to make as a manager, have everyone fit and available, all your boys ready to go.

"Then in moments when you're trying to chase games, you can bring players on. Brilliant to have him [Tavares] back, we just need the other boys back now as well so we can have a real fit, flying squad."

Although last weekend's result went against Daggers, in front of the live TV cameras, Strevens was pleased with the performance of his side.

And he wants his players to keep building on recent efforts, adding: "We had pretty frank discussions not long ago when we were losing games about what we want to be, what the boys wanted their identity to be as a group.

"The performances we put in, the two away performances that got us six points leading, I feel should've led to us getting nine points. Three wins in a row.

"They've got to keep doing what they're doing. The standard of training is going up because the squad is getting stronger again.

"Where before we probably had 12/13 of the senior boys with the younger boys, now we're looking at having 16/17/18 of the senior boys all training together with the younger boys added in.

"That standard of training that you demand of each other and push each other with leads to a Saturday feeling easy.

"The performance has come but the result didn't come. But I have to believe, we've got to keep working hard like that, keep demanding of each other, come in frustrated, be angry we didn't get that."

Daggers have won three and lost seven of their matches at Victoria Road this season and Strevens is desperate to give fans more to cheer at home.

"I really want to turn the home form around, the crowd were fantastic with us, really got behind us and even at the end," he said.

"The feeling I had walking away after Boreham Wood and the comments I was hearing, I completely agreed with them, fully justified.

I"'ve walked around and of course we were angry and frustrated but there was support, there was clapping, saying 'come on boys, keep it going, you can do it'.

"They've seen the boys should've got more, everyone trying their hardest, the boys fighting for their shirts, the challenges going in to win duels, the entries going in, the ball hitting the bar, they're not stupid.

"These fans know, they've seen proper Daggers so they know these boys are giving their all.

"But I've got to keep pushing them to get better, we've got to try and pick those points up, because I want to be in a stronger position, to move up the table like I think we should."