Dagenham & Redbridge team news: Changes expected from Daggers to face York City

PUBLISHED: 08:00 25 March 2017

Danny Livesey of Barrow and Elliot Romain of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Danny Livesey of Barrow and Elliot Romain of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers could make as many as five alterations this weekend

Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still could wield the axe on Saturday for the visit of York City in the National League.

Daggers have lost five of their last seven games in the league, a run of form that has put the former title challengers in danger of missing out on the play-offs.

There will definitely be one change as Shaun Donnellan is on international duty with the Republic of Ireland under-21s.

Josh Staunton looks likely to be his replacement, coming into the side to partner skipper Scott Doe at centre-back.

Further up the pitch, both Jordan Maguire-Drew and Oliver Hawkins look shadows of their former selves, so could drop to the bench against the Minstermen.

Hawkins would likely be replaced by Paul Benson, while Romain could come in for Maguire-Drew, which would lead to a change in shape.

So often this season, Daggers have fielded a 4-2-3-1, but may have to use a 4-4-2 to face York.

Two other possible changes could see Sam Ling replace Jake Sheppard at right-back and Luke Howell come in for midfielder Frankie Raymond.

However, both of those possible alterations rely on the fitness levels on those coming in following recent injuries.

Both Luke Guttridge and Matt Robinson could be named in the matchday squads having also been out with injury in recent weeks.

Curtley Williams and Luke Pennell are also nearing returns to action following long-term lay-offs.

Andre Boucaud will definitely miss the match as he is on international duty with Trinidad & Tobago.

Probable XI: Justham; Ling, Doe, Staunton, Widdowson; Whitely, Robson, Howell, Okenabirhie; Benson, Romain.

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