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Preview: Dagenham & Redbridge vs Southend

19 July 2019

Dagenham & Redbridge v Southend United…

Overview

Blues returned to thier training base in Southend on Friday following five days away as they prepared to take on Dagenham & Redbridge at The Chigwell Construction Stadium on Saturday afternoon - 3pm KO.

With the season two weeks away this will be another vital game for Kevin Bond’s side which will take place not too far away in East London.

Stephen Humphrys will be looking to add to his pre-season goal tally having scored in three successive games, the latest in a behind closed doors game against Exeter City.

Dagenham, who play their football in the National League, finished 18th last season and are managed by ex-Blues player and manager Peter Taylor.

This game will be Daggers' fourth pre-season game, their most recent being a home game against Charlton Athletic which ended up in a 4-0 loss to the newly promoted Championship side.

Pre-Season results so far

Dagenham & Redbridge:

Concord Rangers - W

Chelmsford City - L

Charlton Athletic - L

 

Southend United:

Reading - L

Billericay Town - W

Weymouth - D

Exeter City - L

 

Team News

Latest signing Nathan Ralph could be in action in front of Blues’ supporters for the first time after he got minutes in Wednesday’s behind closed doors game against Exeter City.

Luke Hyam was in full training on Friday so he could make his first appearance in pre-season, while Bond is likely to run the rule over some trialists who joined in training on Friday.

Stephen McLaughlin is a doubt after he missed out in Wednesday's game.

Simon Cox and Timothee Dieng stepped up their workload this week but both will definitely not feature on Saturday and are a way off returning at present. Jason Demetriou also remains sidelined.

Dagenham & Redbridge have had a very busy transfer window so far signing a total of 13 players with the latest being centre forward Joe Quigley who joined on a free transfer from Bromley.

Quigley will be looking to add another goal to his pre-season tally after scoring in his first game for the club against Chelmsford City.

Ticket Info

Ticket prices are:

Adults - £12.00

Concessions (Over 65’s and Students with valid ID) - £6.00

Juniors (10-16’s) - £6.00

Under 10’s - £2.00

Fans can purchase tickets with cash at the turnstiles on the day of the game. Access for away fans is through gates 10 and 11.


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