Daggers v Lincoln MATCH PREVIEW
LINCOLN CITY suffered badly during the summer, losing one of the most talented players in the league, in Dany N Guessan. The talented wingman tore Daggers apart in a 3-1 victory at Victoria Road last season, but was snapped up by Leicester City for an u
LINCOLN CITY suffered badly during the summer, losing one of the most talented players in the league, in Dany N'Guessan, writes MIKE SIMMONDS.
The talented wingman tore Daggers apart in a 3-1 victory at Victoria Road last season, but was snapped up by Leicester City for an undisclosed fee, and has already fitted right in at the Walkers Stadium, with two goals.
The Imps also saw midfield starlet Lee Frecklington join Peterborough, while Lee Beevers switched to Colchester and striker Adrian Patulea left for Leyton Orient.
That saw manager Peter Jackson without four of the spine of his team, something that Daggers themselves have had to contend with, but the Sincil Bank manager did manage to bring in Notts County midfielder Richard Butcher, a solid player at this level, and striker Rene Howe on loan from Peterborough.
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It's been an up and down season for Imps fans so far, as they have struggled to string a run of results together.
They started with a 1-0 win over Barnet, before going out of the Carling Cup to Barnsley, and then suffering defeat at Accrington.
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An excellent 2-0 triumph at Bradford then followed, before they were beaten on home soil by Burton Albion.
Daggers: Jon Nurse is back in contention after coming off the bench against Notts County, while Graeme Montgomery will be hoping for a start after Solomon Taiwo's departure.
Lincoln: Skipper Scott Kerr (back), midfielder Stefan Oakes (foot) and striker Paul Connor (thigh) all took part in training this week and should they suffer no reactions, will make the trip to Victoria Road.
However, on-loan defender Joe Heath has returned to Notts Forest after suffering a hip injury, while Paul Green is also out.
WE'VE MET BEFORE
Daggers have the edge in meetings between the two teams, with three victories to the Imps two.
Tony Roberts is the only member of the side still playing from the 1-0 FA Cup win back on September 12, 2000, when a last-minute Mark Janney strike saw the Daggers through at Sincil Bank.
Last season, the results were shared with Daggers enjoying a 3-1 triumph on their travels, while Lincoln were easy 3-0 winners at Victoria Road.
The 1-0 triumph by Daggers in the 2007-08 season, was a small piece of history, as substitute Paul Benson's late goal was the club's first ever success in the Football League.
ONE TO WATCH
Rene Howe - a player that John Still tried to sign once, and his bustling forward play will trouble any defenders in the lower leagues.
FROM THE DUGOUT
"The record I have here is not the best so I expect the criticism that I got," Lincoln boss Peter Jackson after a 2-0 home defeat by Burton Albion.
"I'm there to take praise when we win and abuse when we lose our home games, but I'll take it on the chin."
Daggers to get back to winnings ways with a tough 2-1 victory.
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