Match Preview | County v Dagenham & Redbridge

This Saturday sees the rearranged home fixture against Dagenham & Redbridge go ahead, with County looking to get back to winning ways.

The Hatters will be looking for our first win since the 1-0 win against Dover Athletic, and our first home win since the 2-1 televised win over Hartlepool United.

To get that win, County face Dagenham & Redbridge, a team not in the best of form, winning just one of their last six National League games, during which run they lost 2-1 to Carshalton Athletic in the FA Cup.

Our opponent:

After nine years in the Football League between 2007 and 2016, the Daggers were relegated and in the three seasons they’ve so far had in the fifth tier, they have ended the season in a lower position each year, finishing 18th in 2018-19.

Now under former England manager Peter Taylor, Dagenham & Redbridge see themselves in 14th place, two points and three places ahead of County.

After an impressive early 11-game unbeaten run in the National League, the Daggers have slowly fell down the table, losing three of their following four games.

Their only win in October was a 2-1 victory over Wrexham, where Daggers top scorer Angelo Balanta grabbed his seventh goal of the campaign.

Match Stats

  • Saturday’s game will be just the third ever meeting between the two sides – both previous encounters came in County’s 07/08 promotion winning season, with the Hatters winning both games 1-0.
  • This fixture was actually Dagenham & Redbridge’s first ever game in the Football League following their promotion in 2007, with Liam Dickinson scoring the winner at Edgeley Park. Leon McSweeney was the man on target in the reverse fixture at Victoria Road.
  • This will be Peter Taylor’s third visit to the Edgeley Park away dugout, but a first in nine years, having previously managed Hull City and Bradford City in the Football League days.

Both County and Dagenham & Redbridge will be looking for a well-needed three points on Saturday, and a win for the Hatters will see us ever so close to the top half of the table after 20 matches.

*We’d also like to remind supporters that all tickets bought for the original game on Saturday October 19th will be valid for this game.


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