Dagenham & Redbridge blog: Bumper crowd can cheer squad to win over Guiseley

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 February 2017

Dagenham & Redbridge players huddle after the win at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge players huddle after the win at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2016/17 season

Ahead of the annual Daggers Against Racism Day, which this year falls on the Guiseley fixture on Saturday will hopefully boost the crowds and get even more people behind the team. Dagenham & Redbridge know they can’t afford to take their foot off the gas again which resulted in a few sloppy results towards the end of 2016 and will look to ensure that they at least keep the eight-point gap between themselves and Barrow who are in the last play-off position as it stands.

Saturday’s opponents Guiseley will certainly not be pushovers even if they are hovering just above the relegation zone. The Lions have won three of their last five league games, including on Tuesday night against FA Cup up setters Sutton United. John Rooney, who has just signed on loan from Wrexham until the end of the season, left it until the 93rd minute on his debut to score the winning goal on Tuesday night for the all-important victory, and yet the game prior to that against Eastleigh the West Yorkshire based side scored in the 96th minute to earn a 1-1 draw. Hopefully Dagenham don’t go back to conceding late goals like last season and will hopefully deny the visitors a hat-trick of games involving stoppage time goals in a row.

Looking ahead to the main attacking options for Guiseley and as previously mentioned John Rooney scored on his debut to add to the 11 National League goals he’d already added to his tally at parent club Wrexham this season. Jake Cassidy is another players Daggers should be paying attention to having scored seven goals in his first season with the Lions, followed closely with six goals by former York City striker Michael Rankine.

A resounding 4-1 victory over Southport has ensured that Daggers remain second in the National League standings, only behind that of Danny Cowley’s impressive pacemakers in Lincoln City. Goals from Jordan Maguire-Drew, Fejiri Okenabirhie, Corey Whitely as well as an own goal by Southport’s Robbie Cundy ensured Daggers made it two wins in recent weeks in Merseyside.

Another win needed, come on Dagenham!

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