PREVIEW | Dagenham & Redbridge (H)
Wealdstone v Dagenham & Redbridge
Vanarama National League
Saturday 30th April, 3:00pm kick-off
Some restrictions still apply and will remain the same from the previous home match against Chesterfield where certain sections will have capacity restrictions for now and a home ticket will gain you entry for any part of the ground apart from the away section. There are no restrictions requiring you to remain in one place for the duration of the game. You can find a full spectator guide from the Chesterfield match HERE. This match will be segregated with Dagenham fans housed in the Tecknuovo Stand at the Gun Turret End of the stadium. Catering has once again opened behind the Holywell Skips Stand serving cold food and refreshments. Please remember all catering units at Grosvenor Vale are cash only.
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It's a case of deja vu for the visitors as they make another late charge for the play-offs that is akin to last season. The in-form Daggers won 5-0 at The Vale last May but just fell short of making the play-off positions and look as if they may just miss out again, Stones will be hoping to avoid a repeat of last season's result and have shored up the defence this season conceding a third less than the 99 goals shipped last season. Again similar to last season, Wealdstone's safety is confirmed but will want to bounce back from an unfortunate 4-2 defeat away to Altrincham on the weekend.
Charlie Cooper returned to the squad on the weekend and capped his comeback from injury with a goal. Ashley Charles could also return to the squad for Saturday's game against the Daggers after picking up an injury in the win over Southend United. Former-Dagger Andrew Eleftheriou remains out injured.
Altrincham (A) 4-2 L (Cooper, Umerah)
Boreham Wood (H) 2-0 W (Henry, Umerah)
Southend United (A) 0-1 W (Browne)
Chesterfield (H) 1-2 L (Umerah)
Maidenhead United (H) 0-0 D
Dagenham & Redbridge:
King's Lynn Town (H) 1-1 D (McCallum)
Aldershot Town (A) 0-2 W (Morias, Vilhete)
Barnet (H) 7-3 W (Morias 3, McCallum 2, Weston, Robinson)
Bromley (A) 0-2 W (McCallum, Morias)
Boreham Wood (H) 0-0 D
WHO TO WATCH FOR?
Paul McCallum: Stones fans missed out on the threat McCallum poses up top in our last match-up when the striker was sent off just a minute into October's FA Cup match for a challenge on Alex Dyer. He has three goals in his previous two games against the Stones though and his tally of 17 has surpassed last season's total of 16 league goals.
Played - 11
Won - 2
Drawn - 2
Lost - 7
* as Dagenham & Redbridge
Played - 30
Won - 18
Drawn - 3
Lost - 9
* as Dagenham
Played - 1
Won - 0
Drawn - 0
Lost - 1
*as Redbridge Forest
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Oct 2021 - Stones 1-2 Dagenham & Redbridge - (Bird)
Sep 2021 - Dagenham & Redbridge 2-2 Stones - (Umerah, Lewis)
May 2021 - Stones 0-5 Dagenham & Redbridge
Oct 2020 - Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 Stones
Oct 2016 - Dagenham & Redbridge 3-1 Stones - (Whichelow)
We would like to thank Saturday's match sponsor the Old Gits Club and our ball donor Peter Jones all for their ongoing support of the club and we hope they all enjoy the hospitality and the game.
Preview by Chris Woods