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Preview: Dag & Red (H)

10 October 2014

Dagenham & Redbridge are the next visitors to the Store First Stadium as Stanley look to continue their fine form.

Ahead of kick off, the official website has all the information you might need:After three wins on the spin since John Coleman's return the Reds return to the Store First Stadium to host Dagenham and Redbridge.

The play-off places are within touching distance after last weekend's win at Mansfield pushed Stanley into the top half of the League Two table.

Coleman's men must be wary of a Daggers side that have won on their last two visits to East Lancashire.[/vc_tab]Midfielder Anthony Barry could make his second Stanley debut after signing a loan deal until January from Forest Green this week.

Lee Molyneux could also make his first appearance at the Store First Stadium since returning to the club and striker James Gray is in contention to play after serving his three match suspension.

Defenders Adam Buxton and Michael Liddle remain Stanley's only confirmed absentees.

Daggers trio Luke Howell, Rhys Murphy and Zavon Hines are all out through injury and Andre Boucaud is away on international duty but veteran striker Jamie Cureton could come into the side.[/vc_tab]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.

They finished last season in ninth position in the fourth tier.[/vc_tab]

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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Jamie Cureton

Former England Youth international Jamie joined the Daggers in July 2014. The experienced forward has a fantastic eye for goal, scoring an average of one goal every three games in a 19-year career which has seen him play in all four top flight divisions in the English Leagues.

He lists Norwich, AFC Bournemouth, Bristol Rovers, Reading, South Korean side Pusan Icons on his early CV before returning to England and joining QPR in February 2003. He then moved to Swindon, Colchester, a return to Norwich and spells at Barnsley, Shrewsbury, Exeter, Leyton Orient and Cheltenham before arriving at Dagenham.

[/vc_tab]Accrington Stanley and Dagenham & Redbridge have been regular adversaries in the Conference and Football League since 2003.

In total there have been 18 meetings, with the head-to-head record standing dead level ahead of today's game at 7 wins each with four draws.

The first meeting between the sides was in September 2003 when Stanley picked up a 1-0 away win thanks to goal from Paul Mullin.

The most recent game between the sides in March was also away from home and ended in a goalless draw.

The Daggers have won on their last two visits to the Store First Stadium, 2-1 last October and before that 2-0 in January 2013.[/vc_tab]Stanley have won three consecutive games since John Coleman returned, two of them away from home, and taken maximum points from five of their last six games in total.

The last home league defeat suffered by the Reds came on the opening day at Southend, though Carlisle won here in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Coleman's men sit eleventh in the League Two table, just two points from the top six.

Dagenham & Redbridge have lost their last two games, at home to Exeter in the league and Leyton Orient in the JPT.

Wayne Burnett's side are 19th in the table and are two points clear of the relegation zone with the top half four points above them.[/vc_tab]

Stanley

James Gray 5

Kal Naismith 4

Marcus Carver 2

Luke Joyce 2

John O'Sullivan 2

Dag & Red

Jamie Cureton 5

Ashley Hemmings 3

Luke Howell 3

Abu Ogogo 3[/vc_tab]

Jeremy Simpson

A Football League ref since 2012, Mr Simpson has set about establishing himself at this level.

His last Stanley game was the 1-0 home defeat to Burton last August

This season: 9 games, 36 yellow cards, 3 red cards[/vc_tab]Admission prices for the game are:

Adults £20

Over 65′s & Students £15

Under 18′s £10

Accompanied Under 12′s £5

For more information on Dag & Red, why not visit their official website www.daggers.co.uk or their Twitter feed @Dag_RedFC[/vc_tab]


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