Daggers defender set to play with cast on at Cheltenham
League Two: Cheltenham Town v Dagenham & Redbridge, Saturday, kick-off: 3pm.
Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still hopes to have Abu Ogogo available for Saturday’s trip to Cheltenham, despite the defender breaking a bone in his hand earlier this week.
The former Barnet right-back missed last Saturday’s win over Crewe due to illness, but was expected to return for the midweek Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash against Southend, until injury ruled him out.
However, Still is hoping the 21-year-old can wear a protective cast and return to the team for the trip to Whaddon Road and ease his selection headache.
“We’re hoping Abu can get a cast on his hand that will make a difference and (Scott) Doey came off at half time (v Southend) because his back was a bit sore,” said Still.
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“We are a bit thin on the ground, but we didn’t use Olly (Lee) on Tuesday, we didn’t use Damian (Scannell). Jon (Nurse) wasn’t well, so we’ve been a bit sensible with that.
“We’ll go again on Saturday, look at our team, look at whose available and pick the team that we think is right to try and get a result at Cheltenham.”
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While Still is hopeful Ogogo and Doe are passed fit the Daggers boss is likely to be without eight first-team players.
Sam Williams (knee), Rob Edmans (broken leg), Josh Scott (knee), Medy Elito (groin), Dominic Green (knee), Luke Howell (knee) and James Shea (ankle) are all out, while long-term absentee Kevin Maher, who came through his first 90 minutes against Southend, is unlikely to feature.
Cheltenham Town have no fresh injury worries ahead of Saturday’s game and will target a third successive win in all competitions.