Still warns of a Macc attack

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still has warned his side to expect a stern test when they travel to Macclesfield this weekend.

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still has warned his side to expect a stern test when they travel to Macclesfield this weekend.

Keith Alexander's team have won just two games on home soil this season, but did pick up a fine 2-1 victory at Cheltenham Town on Friday night to move into 15th place.

Daggers enjoyed a stunning 4-1 League Two success in this fixture last season, but Still is gearing himself up for another battle.

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"Keith always makes his team hard to play against and I expect this to be no different as they had a good result at Cheltenham on Friday night," said the manager, whose side have scored just five goals on their travels so far this season, as opposed to 20 at home.

"We haven't scored as many away from home, but it's not because we are playing any different.

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"We can take confidence from last season and the form we're in at the moment as teams need to be up for it when they take us on, or we'll roll them over."

Daggers were without Danny Spiller, Josh Scott and Wes Thomas for the 2-1 victory over Bradford City on Saturday, with youngster Tommy Tejan-Sie making his first start.

Both Scott and Thomas are expected to be fit to travel to Moss Rose, but Spiller will miss out once again.

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"Wesley trained on Monday, while Josh Scott will train on Thursday and should be available for the squad," said Still.

"Danny Spiller is still not going to be ready, but the youngsters have shown that I need not worry about putting them in.

"TJ started and was very impressive, and I would have no hesitation in throwing any of them in now."

And if Daggers win a penalty on Saturday, then who takes it remains to be seen, though one player it won't be, is leading scorer Paul Benson.

"I don't know what it was Paul tried to do, it was shocking, but to be fair, he fancied it and thought he would score," said Still, after Benson's spot-kick howler on Saturday.

"We had talked about it the week before and Danny Spiller was going to be on penalties, but then got injured.

"Danny Green and Stuart Thurgood can both take them, so it's whoever wants it, but if Paul picks it up, I'll tell him to put the ball down!"

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