Lincoln v Daggers MATCH PREVIEW

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE travel to Lincoln City this weekend, and find themselves up against an Imps side who are finally starting to show signs of a resurgence.

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE travel to Lincoln City this weekend, and find themselves up against an Imps side who are finally starting to show signs of a resurgence.

Former boss Peter Jackson was dismissed in the week after Daggers thrashed the Sincil Bank side 3-0 back in September, before former Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton in September was appointed.

There was no immediate recovery for the Imps as although Sutton won his second game in charge against Aldershot 1-0, they then went 10 league matches without a win.


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That has improved recently, as Chesterfield, Barnet and Bradford were all beaten in successive matches, but Burton Albion ended that run on Wednesday night with a single-goal victory.

"It's a hard job this football management and Chris Sutton has found that," said Daggers boss John Still.

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"He was a fantastic player, and obviously decided that he wanted to give the job a go.

"It takes more than six months to find out if you can do it, and in two or three years, he will have had plenty more experience."

Loan signings Matthew Saunders and Michael Uwezu are expected to return to parent club Fulham after picking up injuries at Burton, while another loan player, Aston Villa's Nathan Baker could be out with a knee problem.

Imposing central defender Janos Kovacs was recently sold to Luton Town, but striker Paul Connor should be involved after making his comeback at Burton.

The Imps have also transfer-listed forward Jamie Clarke in recent weeks.

There are no new injuries to concern Daggers, and Still had brighter news concerning his players who are returning to fitness.

"Will Anti and Anwar Uddin are back in full training and should be a week away," he said.

"While Stuart Thurgood has made some progress and could be running in the next week. Then it won't be too long before he can be back ready again."

The Post is now on Twitter, so if you follow twitter.com/Post_DagRed then you will get up to the minute updates on goings on at Victoria Road

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