• Will Bewsey

Preview: All you need to know ahead of Wealdstone vs Dagenham & Redbridge


THE DETAILS

Dagenham & Redbridge vs Wealdstone

Vanarama National League

Chigwell Construction Stadium

3pm kick off, Saturday 29th October

TICKETS

Tickets must be purchased in advance online no later than three hours before kick off. Prices are £22 for adults, £14 for 17-21 year olds, £12 for 10-16 year olds and £2 for under 10s.

You can buy your tickets HERE.

THE CONTEXT

Wealdstone travel to a Dagenham and Redbridge side who are sitting just one point and one place above the Stones. The Daggers have conceded 33 goals so far this season, with only Dorking Wanderers, Maidstone United and Barnet having conceded more.


Stuart Maynard’s side are looking to bounce back from a run of five straight defeats in all competitions, whilst under pressure Dagenham boss Daryl McMahon has seen his luck get even worse recently, with top marksman Paul McCallum believed to be a long-term absentee following an injury suffered at FC Halifax Town on Saturday. McMahon has brought in two attacking players on loan in the past week, with lively winger Tyreke Johnson joining on a month’s loan from Woking, and Sam Smart joining from Halifax, also on a month’s loan.


TEAM NEWS Stuart Maynard hinted at a return for Nathan Ferguson on Saturday. Max Kretzschmar won’t be ready in time for the visit to East London, and Simeon Akinola will be hoping to make his first start in a Stones shirt. Lewis Kinsella, Ashley Charles and Malachi Napa all missed the midweek defeat to Notts County and may also miss this Saturday's fixture.


ONE TO WATCH

Junior Morias might have been looked at as an interesting signing when he joined from struggling Kings Lynn Town just under a year ago, but the forward has found some real form in East London. 20 goals from 41 games, including six so far this season, has seen the 27-year-old become a key man for McMahon.

DID YOU KNOW?

Dagenham is home to one of the largest car plants in England. Ford Dagenham has produced over 10 million cars and 39 million engines since opening in 1931.


FORM GUIDE

Wealdstone:

Notts County (H) 1-6 L (Obiero)

Dorking Wanderers (A) 3-1 L (Allarakhia)

Boreham Wood (A) 5-3 L (Olomola 2, Akinola)

Boreham Wood (H) 1-2 L (Akinola)

Solihull Moors (A) 2-1 L (Olomola)

Dagenham & Redbridge:

Boreham Wood (H) 1-1 D (Weston)

FC Halifax Town (A) 2-0 L

Beckenham Town (A) 0-7 W (Walker, Weston, Sagaf, Mussa, McCallum 2, Morias)

York City (A) 1-1 D (Sagaf)

Southend United (H) 1-1 D (Morias)

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Played - 12

Won - 2

Drawn - 2

Lost - 8


* 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

Apr 2022 - Stones 1-2 Dagenham & Redbridge - (Umerah)

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

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