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Thompson keen to boost Daggers crowd numbers after winless streak ends

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 February 2018

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (centre) Glyn Hopkin (left) and managing director Steve Thompson (right) (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (centre) Glyn Hopkin (left) and managing director Steve Thompson (right) (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge managing director Steve Thompson wants to start bringing in better crowds to help the club through their financial troubles.

Daggers welcome strugglers Chester to Victoria Road on Saturday (3pm) and Thompson is hoping football fans will want to help support the club in a time of need.

“All of our supporters have been very supportive and have been asking how they can help,” Thompson said.

“I’m now appealing to anybody that has ever supported us in the past or that doesn’t come over much any more to turn up to our upcoming games.

“Particularly this Saturday to our home game. West Ham are away at Liverpool, I’m sure a lot of fans will be travelling but the ones that are not can come along to our game.

“Not just West Ham fans as well, any football supporters can come along and help give us an extra boost.”

Thompson is hoping fans might be encouraged after Dagenham ended a four-game winless run with a 3-0 victory against Torquay United on Saturday.

An impressive brace from Fejiri Okenabirhie and a glancing header from captain Craig Robson inspired them to three points and Thompson believes it shows they still have quality in the squad.

“Saturday’s game was great, it shows that even though we have lost players, we’ve still got a very good squad,” he said.

“The result on Saturday was a great one and that was without Andre Boucaud who is suspended at the moment and he will be for the next two games as well.”

Thompson also revealed the club is working on arranging a friendly against Premier League outfit and neighbours West Ham United to help them raise more funds for club coffers on Monday morning and have since finalised details on the match.

The Hammers will travel to National League side Dagenham & Redbridge for a friendly match on Wednesday, March 21 (7.30pm) with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the club.

“We’re talking to West Ham at the moment about having a fundraising friendly at the time of the international break,” Thompson said.

“West Ham haven’t got a game for two weeks at that time as it’s cup weekend and the international break.

“I think they play on March, 10 and then don’t play again until the 31st.

“They can bring down a strong side and it will be good to give our supporters something to focus on.”

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