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Daggers trio to miss Bury trip – but there’s positive news

Skipper Abu Ogogo celebrates with Rhys Murphy, who scored the second goal in the Daggers 2-1 win againt Bury at Victoria Road earlier in the season. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO Skipper Abu Ogogo celebrates with Rhys Murphy, who scored the second goal in the Daggers 2-1 win againt Bury at Victoria Road earlier in the season. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Saturday, March 22, 2014
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League Two team news – Bury v Dagenham & Redbridge

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Daggers will again be without their injured trio as they head to Bury looking to keep up their impressive away run – but there is good news as a comeback may not be too far away for two of them.

Wayne Burnett’s side go into the game unbeaten away from home in their last five matches, including the 2-1 win at Newport County.

But they will be without Zavon Hines (knee), Rhys Murphy (groin) and Luke Wilkinson (ankle) for the trip to the Shakers today.

However the latter two could well be back soon, with Murphy set to return to training next week, while Wilkinson has also started running again yesterday after an X-ray revealed there was nothing broken.

Murphy has missed the last four games with a groin injury, with the club having tried to manage the injury over a short period of time.

And if both could return sooner rather than later, it would be a timely boost in the Daggers late play-off charge, though a return date for Hines is not yet known.

“Rhys looks set to be back in training next week and Luke Wilkinson might be available for next Saturday,” said Burnett.

“The X-ray revealed there was nothing broken, it’s just badly bruised so he started running today.”

The month has been a successful, but tough period fixtures wise. The Daggers have played five games already, and including today, have another three games before the month is out.

So although Burnett’s side are unbeaten in the month, he may make changes again.

“Players that have come in the recent games have all performed fantastically well,” said Burnett.

“They all need to be ready over this period because we’ve got the game tomorrow and then again on Tuesday. The games come thick and fast, and the pitches are often heavy at this time of the season as well so we will have to look out for that.”

For Bury, veteran midfielder Tommy Miller is a doubt for the game having missed the loss at Torquay due to thigh and ankle problems.

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