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29 April 2016

A look ahead to Saturday's League Two action

The Reds travel to East London on Saturday in their final away game of the 2015/16 SkyBet League Two season.

Crawley have gone eight games without a victory, and visit the basement side hoping to end the season on a high after a frustrating run of results with new Head Coach Dermot Drummy in charge for the first time.


Andy Bond is suspended for the game. Gavin Tomlin has a hamstring injury and Lanre Oyebanjo is carrying a thigh problem – the pair are both doubtful while Matt Harrold (knee) is out for the rest of the season after surgery.


The already relegated Daggers have endured a tough season and have been relegated but last time out notched an impressive 3-2 win away to promotion chasing Plymouth Argyle last Saturday, their best performance of the season.

The first win in five no doubt lifted some of the gloom that undoubtedly came with the club’s relegation, and spirits should be high ahead of this weekend’s game.


The last time the Reds met the Daggers was back in December where the hosts ran out 3-2 winners in an entertaining contest at the Checkatrade Stadium.

Matt Harold and Rhys Murphy had handed Mark Yates’ men a two goal lead at the interval, before Christian Doidge pulled the visitors back into the contest during the second period. Murphy added his second of the game to restore Crawley’s two-goal lead before Jamie Cureton completed the scoring late on.

Our last visit to Dagenham was in April 2012 when a goal from Charlie Wassmer helped Reds draw 1-1. 

The fixture in October 2011 – the first between the clubs in the League – had finished 3-1 to Reds.


ON A ROLL: The Reds are unbeaten in their last four matches against Saturday’s opponents.

TOUGH PLACE TO GO: But Saturday’s hosts haven’t been beaten by Crawley on their own turf since 2006.

SHARING SUCCESS: Both Crawley and Dagenham are both former champions of the National League

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