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Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still hails importance of anti-racism event

PUBLISHED: 11:30 16 February 2017

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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‘Daggers Against Racism Day’ returns for a seventh year this weekend, with Guiseley the visitors

Jake Howells made his Dagenham & Redbridge debut at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo) Jake Howells made his Dagenham & Redbridge debut at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge will hope to put on a show when they entertain Guiseley on Saturday as their award-winning ‘Daggers Against Racism Day’ returns.

The annual event has become an important part of the club’s social calendar in recent years and often draws some of the largest crowds of the season with cut-price tickets.

This weekend looks set to be no exception, with adult tickets from as little as £2.50 for the visit from the Lions, though fans are warned these prices are only available for advance tickets and will rise on the day.

In addition to the match, there will also be a number of events around the ground before and after the game to entertain fans of all ages.

It is the message of the day that Daggers are keen to stress, though, and manager John Still says it is important that clubs continue to do their bit to rid the sport of racism.

“Anyone against racism is a big thing,” said the 66-year-old. “Football is a multi-cultural game and we live in a multi-cultural area as well.

“The more that anybody tries to bridge that gap is brilliant. It’s a day I look forward to at any club I have been at.”

Saturday may also see a full debut for new-boy Jake Howells after he came off the bench for his first appearance in a Daggers shirt in the 4-1 win at Southport last weekend.

The midfielder moved to Victoria Road in January after being released by Eastleigh earlier in the month, but his first few weeks at Daggers have been hindered by his recovery from minor knee surgery.

Last Saturday’s trip to Merseyside was the first time Howells had been included in a matchday squad since the move, and he came on for the final seven minutes in the place of Jordan Maguire-Drew.

The 25-year-old will no doubt continue to feature regularly for Daggers during the run-in to the end of the season.

And Still is pleased Howells, who he worked with at Luton Town, is finally ready for selection.

“We need to get Jake into match situations, he’s getting fitter and he’s a very good player,” he added.

“Six to eight weeks ago, we would not have been able to make changes from the bench, but now we can.”

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