Daggers troubles deepen ahead of Chorley clash

Chorley v Dagenham & Redbridge – Victory Park – Vanarama National League – Saturday 3pm

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DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE head to Chorley looking to end a wretched Vanarama National League run which has seen them win just twice in ten outings and slip into the bottom half of the table.

Struggling Sutton United became the latest side to plunder the points at Victoria Road. Mitch Brundle gave Dagenham the lead only for Craig Eastmond and Tommy Wright to hand the visitors a 2-1 success.

Daggers Coach, Jody Brown, told www.daggers.co.uk: “It was definitely a disappointing result

“I put the scoreline down to the fact that we conceded two sloppy goals when we had just earned the right to be in control of the game.

“We are disappointed. I feel as though we could have controlled the game better at 1-0 – but we didn’t. We found ourselves behind very quickly.”

The Daggers have struggled to cope with a string of injuries of late. When quizzed as to whether the squad could be bolstered by their return before the weekend, Brown said: “No, I don’t think so. A number of them are quite long-term injuries Luke Croll is probably the nearest but I’m not sure that will happen by the weekend.

Host’s Chorley moved off the bottom of the table with a notable 2-2 draw with league leaders, Barrow, at Holker Street during the week. Charles Vernam and Marcus Carver had handed them a two-goal advantage midway through the opening half before the Cumbrians hit back. This extended the Magpies unbeaten sequence to three matches as they strive to free themselves from the relegation places.

Earlier in the season, Daggers and Chorley played out a goalless encounter at Victoria Road, but with fans ramping up the pressure on manager, Peter Taylor, this is a game the east Londoners can ill-afford to lose.

Jeevesie’s prediction: Chorley 2-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Brian Jeeves

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