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Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Darren Currie ready for season-defining week

PUBLISHED: 10:00 31 March 2017

Josh Staunton of Dagenham & Redbridge and Vadaine Oliver of York City (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Josh Staunton of Dagenham & Redbridge and Vadaine Oliver of York City (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers host Eastleigh on Saturday before visiting Lincoln City on Monday night.

Fejiri Okenabirhie, seen here in happier times, is likely to miss out for Dagenham & Redbridge again this weekend (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Fejiri Okenabirhie, seen here in happier times, is likely to miss out for Dagenham & Redbridge again this weekend (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge face a busy schedule this coming week with two National League games in little over 48 hours.

The Essex club host big spending Eastleigh on Saturday, before making the trip to leaders Lincoln City on Monday night, with the match to be shown live on BT Sport 1.

It is a challenging start to the final month of the regular league season for Daggers, but with just seven games left before the end of the term, assistant manager Darren Currie is excited about what lies ahead.

“There are massive games to come and the good thing about having the quality in the squad is we can change the system, like we did against York City,” he said.

“We could change personnel too, like bringing Frankie Raymond on and he won the game for us against York.

“It shows us we have good strength in depth, which is going to be vital heading into these last few games.

“Having everyone available too is good, at some point we’re going to need every single one of them.”

Daggers will hope to have Oliver Hawkins available for the double-header having missed the 1-0 win at home to York at the weekend.

Another to miss out on Saturday was Fejiri Okenabirhie, who picked up a knock in the 2-1 loss at Aldershot Town last Tuesday.

However, the prognosis for the winger remains unclear, but Currie is confident both Okenabirhie and Hawkins will play their part in the run-in.

“’Hawks’ missed training last week with a bug so we knew Thursday we’d be without him to face York,” added Currie.

“‘Fey’ picked up a knock at Aldershot, but we’re not quite sure how long he will be out for at the minute.

“(Physio) John Gowens is waiting for the swelling to settle down and ‘Fey’ will have another scan to check the seriousness of it. I’d like to think we’ll have ‘Hawks’ back available for next week, but ‘Fey’ I’m not so sure.”

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