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Dagenham & Redbridge team news: Daggers unlikely to tinker for visit of Eastleigh

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 April 2017

Daggers may be reluctant to alter a winning side

Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still may be reluctant to change his team for the visit of Eastleigh in the National League on Saturday.

Against York City last weekend, Daggers kept a clean sheet for the first time since January in a 1-0 win.

Though Shaun Donnellan has returned from international duty with the Republic of Ireland under-21s, he may struggle to regain his place in the starting line-up.

Still may instead opt to keep the pairing of Scott Doe and Josh Staunton, who coped well with York’s threats.

Another player back from international duty is Andre Boucaud, and the Trinidad & Tobago international is likely to slot straight back in.

Boucaud is likely to come in at the expense of either Luke Howell or Luke Guttridge, with the choice likely to be down to whoever is further down the line in their recoveries from injury.

Up top, Oliver Hawkins is set to return to the squad after illness, but could be another unable to regain his starting berth.

Paul Benson linked up well with new man Elliott Romain last weekend, and the duo could team up once again.

Other than that, it should be a case of as you were for Daggers, with Elliot Justham in goal and Curtley Williams and Joe Widdowson in the full-back berths.

Craig Robson should anchor the midfield, with Corey Whitely deployed in the hole behind the strikers.

Matt Robinson should be on the bench again, but Saturday may come too soon for Luke Pennell, who played 70 minutes for the reserves on Tuesday.

Fejiri Okenabirhie, though, looks set to miss out with the club still awaiting the result of scans following an injury at Aldershot Town at the time of writing.

Probable XI: Justham; Williams, Doe, Staunton, Widdowson; Robson; Boucaud, Guttridge; Whitely; Benson, Romain

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