Daggers without key trio for Cherries trip

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE will be without three key members of their squad for tonight s trip to league leaders AFC Bournemouth. Skipper Mark Arber will miss out again with an ankle injury, while both Stuart Thurgood and Josh Scott are also absent after pickin

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE will be without three key members of their squad for tonight's trip to league leaders AFC Bournemouth.

Skipper Mark Arber will miss out again with an ankle injury, while both Stuart Thurgood and Josh Scott are also absent after picking up knocks during the weekend's 2-1 defeat to Rochdale.

Winger Danny Green is expected to be fit despite coming off late on in Saturday's match, while Danny Spiller remains out, but manager John Still can call upon veteran midfielder Darren Currie, who signed on loan from Chesterfield on Monday.


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Striker Wes Thomas is also missing, as he starts a three-game ban for his red card against Dale, but Still was still expecting his side to provide a major test for the Cherries.

The boss said: "It is going to be tough without those three players, but it is still a game we are all looking forward too.

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"They are going to be strong at their home ground, but for a club like us to be involved in a match like this is terrific.

"Even though we dropped down to third after Saturday, whether we are first, second or third in the table, it's much better than being near the bottom!"

There was slightly better news surrounding the injured trio, as they aren't expected to be out for any serious length of time.

"Mark's ankle is responding very well to treatment, so he might be out for just a week, while I don't think Stuart and Josh will miss that much either," added Still.

"I'm not too disappointed we haven't got a game this weekend though, as it gives them more time to recover."

Can Daggers earn a victory over league leaders Bournemouth? Email: mike.simmonds@archant.co.uk

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