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Preview: Dag & Red (A)

24 March 2014

Stanley's week of clocking up the miles begins tomorrow with a trip to Dagenham & Redbridge.

As kick off approaches, the official website takes a look at all the things you need to know.

History

Dagenham and Redbridge were formed in 1992 following a merger between Dagenham and Redbridge Forest. The club immediately joined the Conference, taking the place of Redbridge Forest, with the club finishing in third place in the table in their inaugural season.

The club suffered its first ever relegation, to the Isthmian League Premier Division in 1996 before gaining promotion back to the Conference in the 1999/2000 season.

The Daggers then gained promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history, winning the Conference title in the 2006/07 season.

In the 2009/10 season the club achieved promotion to League One, beating Rotherham United 3-2 in the play-off final at Wembley, however the following season the club was relegated back to League Two.

The club finished last season in 22nd place in the League Two table, only avoiding relegation on goal difference.

Something You Might Not Know About Them...

Ex Daggers goalkeeper Tony Roberts became the first ever keeper to score from open play in The FA Cup. He scored a last minute equaliser for the Daggers against Basingstoke Town in the fourth qualifying round in 2001.

Dagenham and Redbridge were formed in 1992 following a merger between Dagenham and Redbridge Forest. The club immediately joined the Conference, taking the place of Redbridge Forest, with the club finishing in third place in the table in their inaugural season.

The club suffered its first ever relegation, to the Isthmian League Premier Division in 1996 before gaining promotion back to the Conference in the 1999/2000 season.

The Daggers then gained promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history, winning the Conference title in the 2006/07 season.

In the 2009/10 season the club achieved promotion to League One, beating Rotherham United 3-2 in the play-off final at Wembley, however the following season the club was relegated back to League Two.

The club finished last season in 22nd place in the League Two table, only avoiding relegation on goal difference.

SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW

Ex Daggers goalkeeper Tony Roberts became the first ever keeper to score from open play in The FA Cup. He scored a last minute equaliser for the Daggers against Basingstoke Town in the fourth qualifying round in 2001.

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Wayne Burnett

42 year old Burnett is currently in his fifth managerial role, having had two spells at Fisher Athletic and spells at Dulwich Hamlet and Grays Athletic before becoming Daggers manager in 2013.

As a player Burnett also appeared for several clubs, including Plymouth Argyle, Huddersfield Town and Grimsby Town.

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Abu Ogogo

24 year old Ogogo is the current Daggers captain and has scored eight goals in all competitions so far this season.

Ogogo started his career at Arsenal, but left the club having failed to make an appearance. During his time with the Gunners, Ogogo had a spell on loan at Barnet, where he made nine appearances and scored one goal. Since signing for the Daggers in 2009, Ogogo has made 189 league appearances and scored 12 goals for the club.

[/vc_tab]The head-to-head record between the sides is currently dead level, with the sides having won seven of 17 meetings each. There have been three draws.

In October the Daggers won 2-1 at the Store First Stadium with Zavon Hines and Rhys Murphy scoring the goals. James Gray replied for the Reds.

Dagenham are actually unbeaten in the last four meetings between the sides, with Stanley's last victory coming in November 2011.[/vc_tab]The Daggers have had a good season so far, currently sitting in 10th place in the League Two table. They have so far won seven, drawn six and lost five of their 18 home league matches this season.

They're unbeaten in their last six matches, with their last defeat coming at home to Plymouth on 22nd February.Stanley are unbeaten in their last two matches after beating Morecambe and drawing with Plymouth at the weekend.

James Beattie's side are 16th in the table and remain six points clear of the relegation places.[/vc_tab]Stanley defender Laurence Wilson is set to miss out again with the groin injury but he, along with long term injury victim Marcus Carver, is the only definite absentee.

Michael Liddle has now recovered from a hamstring problem and could come into contention having had a place on the bench at the weekend.[/vc_tab]

Dag & Red Top Scorers

Rhys Murphy 13

Abu Ogogo 7

Medy Elito 6

Zavon Hines 6

Luke Norris 4

Stanley Top Scorers

Peter Murphy 9

Kal Naismith 9

Lee Molyneux 6

Kayode Odejayi 5

James Gray 4

Danny Webber 3

George Bowerman 3

The Man in the Middle

Mark Haywood (West Yorkshire)

So Far This Season: 29 games, 64 yellow cards, five reds

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The Ground

The Daggers have played at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Stadium since forming in 1992. The current capacity of the ground is 6078, and the clubs record attendance is 5949 which was set against Ipswich Town in the FA Cup in 2002.

Website

www.daggers.co.uk

Twitter

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