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Preview: Dag & Red (A)

24 April 2015

Stanley's final away game of 2014/15 sees them make the trip to Essex to take on Dagenham & Redbridge.

Ahead of kick off, the Chris Forsyth has all the information you might need:The season is all but over and with safety secured a couple of weeks ago Stanley's attentions turn to the highest possible finish and settling a score with tomorrow's opponents Dagenham & Redbridge.

Both sides are in mid-table in League Two and separated by only three points with both looking for a bright end to the campaign which could set the foundations for next season.

A 2-1 win for the Daggers at the Store First Stadium in October has stayed with Stanley boss John Coleman and he'll be keen to avenge that in the return fixture.[/vc_tab]

Matt Crooks could return to contention following a calf problem, with fellow recent absentee Gerardo Bruna rated as touch and go by the manager.

Andy Procter is the only long term injury casualty, with his ankle now in plaster.[/vc_tab]The Daggers have spent three of the last ten seasons in the Conference and one season in League One. They have also spent six of the last 10 seasons in League Two.

They won promotion from the Conference in the 2006/07 season after winning the league title. They then spent the next three seasons in League Two and were promoted to League One after beating Rotherham United in the League Two play-off final at Wembley in the 2009/10 season. Paul Benson, Danny Green and Jon Nurse scored for the Daggers in a 3-2 victory.

Their stay in League One was short lived and they were relegated after only one season, after finishing in 21st place in the table. They have spent the last three seasons in League Two and finished in 9th place last season.[/vc_tab]

Wayne Burnett

43 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 and has scored 17 goals in 43 appearances so far this season. 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.

The 39 year old lists Norwich, AFC Bournemouth, Bristol Rovers, Reading, and 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]The two sides have met at Dagenham on nine occasions, with Stanley winning four, drawing three and losing two of those matches. Last season when the sides met they played out a 0-0 draw.

The two sides have also met at the Store First Stadium earlier this season, with the Daggers picking up a 2-1 victory. Sean Maguire scored for Stanley with Ade Yusuff scoring both of the Daggers goals.[/vc_tab]Stanley are unbeaten in five matches, though four of those have been draws with the win coming against Carlisle.

John Coleman's side remain 17th in League Two with the top half of the table still within reach with two wins from the last two games.

The Daggers currently sit in 14th place in the League Two table going in to the last two games of the season. They have won eight, drawn three and lost 11 out of their 22 home matches so far this season.

In their last match they won 3-2 at Newport County with Ashley Hemmings, Christian Doidge and Alex Jakubiak scoring and in their last home match they drew 0-0 with Luton Town.

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Stanley

Gornell 8 (5 for Cheltenham)

Mingoia 8

Maguire 7

McCartan 6

Windass 6

Gray 5

Naismith 4

Joyce 4

Atkinson 4

Dag & Red

Cureton 18

Hemmings 7

Howell 5[/vc_tab]

Tim Robinson (West Sussex)

Mr Robinson takes the reins of a Reds' match for the first time this season.

His last Stanley game was the 2-1 win at Cheltenham in January 2014.

This season: 30 games, 131 yellow cards, 3 red cards[/vc_tab]

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 club's record attendance is 5949 which was set against Ipswich Town in the FA Cup in 2002.

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


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