Dagenham & Redbridge forward Corey Whitely ready to face Forest Green Rovers after suspension

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 March 2017

Ben McKenna of Southport and Corey Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Ben McKenna of Southport and Corey Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers attacker has been banned for last three matches

Corey Whitely could be set for an immediate return to the Dagenham & Redbridge starting XI to face Forest Green Rovers after serving a three-game ban.

The 25-year-old was sent off for violent conduct against Guiseley in February and missed the games against Bromley, Maidstone United and Gateshead.

Now available for selection once again, though, Whitely could add some much needed creativity to a struggling Daggers forward line.

The former Enfield Town man could come in for Shaun Donnellan, allowing Craig Robson to revert to centre-back.

Whitely would occupy the number 10 role, which could see Luke Guttridge partner Andre Boucaud deeper in midfield.

Another switch could also see Jordan Maguire-Drew at the expense of Frankie Raymond.

Otherwise, it should be as you were with Elliot Justham in goal and Jake Sheppard, Scott Doe and Joe Widdowson all in defence.

Fejiri Okenabirhie will line up on the left wing, hoping to supply the crosses for forward Oliver Hawkins.

Matt Robinson and Curtley Williams are closing in on a return to full fitness and could well be on the bench for Saturday.

Luke Howell is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn quad, while Luke Pennell is expected to return from his ACL injury within the month.

Probable XI: Justham; Shepperd, Doe, Robson, Widdowson; Boucaud, Guttridge; Maguire-Drew, Whitely, Okenabirhie; Hawkins

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