Sutton United boss Doswell praises Dagenham & Redbridge squad ahead of clash

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 January 2018

Craig Robson of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Craig Robson of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge will head south of the river to face high-flying Sutton United in front of the BT Sport cameras this weekend.

The Daggers have only won once in their last seven games and will be hoping to change their fortunes at Gander Green Lane on Saturday (12.30pm).

The U’s manager Paul Doswell praised John Still’s men ahead of the clash and expects it to be a tough game.

“It’s going to be a good game and we’re in good form at this present moment in time,” he said.

“We’ve got competition all round the squad for places and I think that has shown with Harry Beautyman and Tom Bolarinwa coming in that we have strengthened in the right areas.

“Dagenham are always a threat and the fact that they’re very much in and around the top six and seven as well, it means that the game is always going to be a tight one. We’ve added some quality in Bolarinwa and Beautyman to give us a good chance to push on.”

Doswell praised a handful of Dagenham players and even revealed his favourite player amongst their squad.

“They have an excellent team, Corey Whitely for me is one of the best wide players in this league, Morgan Ferrier up front, you can keep going as well as they have Michael Cheek one of the league’s leading goalscorers, Andre Boucaud in midfield I like as well,” he added.

“They’re very strong and probably my favourite is Craig Robson who can play centre-back and centre mid.

“John, as always, has got a very good squad and a very big squad as well, so he has a lot to choose from, and they’re going to be up there.”

The Ambers boss also revealed both teams will want to step up their push for promotion in the second half of the campaign after his side sealed a 3-0 victory against Hendon in the second round of the FA Trophy.

“‘Stilly’ made the comment and I agree with him that the good sides get going from now on and that’s what both sides are hoping to do,” he said.

“The league is priority, we all know that, we want to do well in the Trophy this year but the league is still our bread and butter. Your season gets judged on it.”


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