Dagenham & Redbridge blog: Beware the former loanee

PUBLISHED: 16:30 24 September 2015

Dagenham & Redbridge come up against former loanee John Akinde at Barnet this weekend (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Dagenham & Redbridge come up against former loanee John Akinde at Barnet this weekend (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2015-16 season

A new stadium name gave Daggers fans hope of a new start against Newport County last week, a side languishing at the bottom of the table.

The game itself, though, was one that both sets of supporters will want to erase from their memories, because the game wasn’t exactly the best that they’ve probably seen. Newport’s fans probably would have been the happier of the two sets of supporters, given they managed to avoid their seventh defeat of the season.

The game finished goalless, meaning Daggers have gained only two points from a possible twelve at home so far this season. Surely supporters will be questioning just why, like last season, the team is failing to win matches at home.

Daggers travel to Barnet’s relatively new Hive for the first time on Saturday. The Bees won the Conference title last season and manager Martin Allen will probably have been disappointed at how his side have started their league campaign so far, losing five of their eight games to date.

Dagenham will have to be wary of former loanee John Akinde, who has scored two goals this season and was the Conference’s top scorer last season. The two Daggers centre backs will have their work cut out on Saturday.

Daggers fans will be travelling to The Hive, praying that the side can produce a significantly better performance than they did last week against Newport. Here’s hoping for the best!

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