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Dagenham & Redbridge blog: Welcome back former favourites

11:45 30 October 2015

Paul Benson celebrates scoring for Daggers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Paul Benson celebrates scoring for Daggers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Daggers fans Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2015-16 season

When you thought things couldn’t get even more embarrassing for Wayne Burnett’s Daggers side, they certainly did at Accrington last Saturday.

Dagenham finished the match at the foot of the table after losing 3-1 against John Coleman’s side, although Daggers could’ve easily returned from Lancashire having had five or six goals put past them if it wasn’t for Liam O’Brien once again.

Daggers fans were left frustrated with the team’s effort shown in the match, and that was just in the first half! It certainly showed as most of them decided to turn their focus to an amateur football match happening behind the away terrace which could sum up just how frustrated the fans are if they are resulting to not even watching their team, even when they go inside the stadium!

Wayne Burnett will welcome his former boss John Still to Victoria Road on Sunday. The Dagenham legend will bring a whole host of former Daggers players with the likes of Paul Benson, Craig Mackail-Smith, Scott Griffiths and Luke Wilkinson all returning to east London.

The Hatters are occupy 15th place and have won just once in their last five games – not the start that John Still would have wanted as he looks for a promotion challenge this season.

Dagenham also found out this week that they will face fellow League Two side Morecambe in the First Round of the FA Cup, just a week before they are due to travel to the coast to face the Shrimpers at the Globe Arena in the league.

Whilst the Essex Senior Cup isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it did help last season with players coming back from injury, fringe players gaining match fitness and most importantly finding talent such as Jodi Jones. Daggers face Basildon on Tuesday night in the third round of the competition, maybe giving the fringe players and those currently injured a chance to get back into the first team fold.

Hoping for a win at home this week, come on you Daggers!

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