Search

Hackett expects Dagenham & Redbridge changes

12:30 05 November 2015

Daggers assistant manager Warren Hackett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Daggers assistant manager Warren Hackett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

Daggers number two says places are up for grabs ahead of FA Cup tie

Warren Hackett believes Dagenham & Redbridge could make several alterations to their line-up for Saturday’s FA Cup tie at home to Morecambe.

Daggers head into the match on a poor run of form but did win for the first time in almost a month on Tuesday when they saw off Basildon United in the Essex Senior Cup.

For that game, the east Londoners made wholesale changes with Joss Labadie the only man to start both the victory over the Bees and loss against Luton Town two days prior.

Matt McClure, who came off the bench against the Hatters, netted a hat trick in midweek while Jake Mulraney looked a threat on the wings.

And Hackett admits some of the displays from the win over the Essex Senior League side has given the Dagenham management team food for thought.

“We were beaten by Luton Town and not many of those players played in that match,” said Daggers’ assistant. “It was their chance to stake a claim for getting into the team so no one did themselves any harm. They put in a shift and it’s up for grabs.”

The victory on Tuesday night should provide a struggling Daggers team with a timely boost and was their first win at Victoria Road this season.

Hackett, though, believes it does not alter the state of play too much heading into Saturday’s cup tie against the Shrimpers.

“I’m not going to get too carried away. We won a match in the Essex Senior Cup and have an important game against Morecambe that we’ll be looking to win, like we do every game.

“It hasn’t done us any harm beating Basildon but Saturday is a completely different entity. We’ll go out and try to win, like we always do.”

Dagenham switched formation several times during the midweek win and Hackett believes the squad have the ability to do it against their League Two rivals if needed.

“We flipped the formation to try and play the ball a bit more. At half time, we changed to a diamond before changing it again. They’re professionals so they have the nous and knowledge to change to different formations at any time.”

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

Yesterday, 16:20

East London event introduces youngsters to sport

Yesterday, 16:00

Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2016/17 season

Yesterday, 14:00

Former British & Irish Lions centre believes Gale Street club can get on a roll in coming weeks

Yesterday, 12:00

Daggers boss delights in sumptuous attacking displays from his leading man

Yesterday, 11:00

Dagenham entertain Stanford in Essex League Division One on Saturday and head coach Mark Collins has revealed it is a big day for the club.

Wed, 22:17

Belle Vue 63 Lakeside Hammers 28

Wed, 18:05

Brentwood Town, Dagenham & Redbridge, Barking, Redbridge, Ilford, Romford and Billericay Town all discover fate

Wed, 14:30

A look at where 14 Daggers on show the last time they faced Tranmere currently are

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now