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Widdowson aims to help down Shrimps

17:30 13 February 2015

Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Left-back hopes to face former club on Sunday as Burnett’s men chase another away-day success

Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge and Bradley Halliday of York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge and Bradley Halliday of York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Joe Widdowson is looking to get one over his former team this weekend when Dagenham & Redbridge visit Morecambe.

The former West Ham United youngster was on loan to the Shrimps from Bury for the first part of the season and played nine times for Jim Bentley’s team before suffering an injury in October.

Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge gets past Brad Halliday of York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge gets past Brad Halliday of York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

It cut his loan short, but allowed Wayne Burnett the chance to bring the 25-year-old to Victoria Road in November.

That initial loan move proved a success and the left-back has since signed a deal to stay with Daggers until the end of the season.

And ahead of his return to the Globe Arena, Widdowson has backed his current side to visit Morecambe and pick up a win.

“We will go there confident,” he said. “I did really enjoy my time and I have some good friends at the club.

“They are a good side and they have a very good manager.

“He likes to play football so it will be a tough test for us, but I think we are definitely capable of going there and getting some points to take back.”

Morecambe came to Victoria Road on the opening day of the season and left with a 3-0 win.

Shrimps scored all of their goals in the second half, but will face a more settled Daggers team on Sunday, for a 1pm kick-off.

Results have improved since the start of the year and Widdowson had impressed at left-back. He has started the last four matches and helped the club earn a goalless draw against Portsmouth at Victoria Road on Tuesday.

Although Northampton Town beat Daggers in January, Burnett’s team earned a solid point at Cambridge United and defeated York City by a two-goal margin last weekend to boast a decent away record in 2015.

Widdowson is hoping they can replicate those solid performances against Morecambe and he can start against his old side.

“I don’t think I have made the left-back position my own,” he added. “But it is nice to come in and play some games. We have picked up some good results so I hope it can continue and we can start pushing up the table.

“Morecambe have good fans, they like to get behind the team, but if we can go there and be solid, hopefully we create a few chances and nick a goal or two.

“It would be nice to go there and get a positive result.”

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