Dagenham & Redbridge blog: Daggers must move on from horror week

PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 November 2016

Jordan Maguire-Drew of Dagenham & Redbridge and Liam King and Josh Macdonald of Halifax Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Jordan Maguire-Drew of Dagenham & Redbridge and Liam King and Josh Macdonald of Halifax Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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

It’s safe to stay it hasn’t been the best week for Dagenham & Redbridge after two humiliating defeats against sides they, realistically, should have beaten. The 5-0 drubbing at home to Gateshead was a result no one expected to see, whether you were a Daggers fan or otherwise. And the 2-1 loss with a weakened team in the FA Cup at Halifax Town could have been a lot worse were it not for Mark Cousins in goal.

This weekend, Daggers travel to Bootham Crescent to face a York City side that have struggled this season, but team selection for the Victoria Road outfit will be particularly interesting. Oliver Hawkins was sent off for the Essex club in the FA Cup and is set to be suspended, meaning there may be academy players on the bench once again.

York may have won just three games this season and may just be above the relegation zone, but given the current circumstances, a draw might be a good result for Daggers – even if the Minstermen are without a win in 13 in all competitions. York are also having a poor season at the back, having conceded 32 goals in 19 league games.

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