Preview: Daggers v Sheffield Wednesday, Saturday, March 26, kick off: 1pm
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still hopes to have left-back Damien McCrory fit to replace the suspended Femi Ilesanmi for Saturday’s visit of Sheffield Wednesday.
McCrory has not featured for Daggers since suffering an ankle injury in the win at Bristol Rovers on March 5, but is in line for a return this weekend.
The Irishman will be required to replace Ilesanmi who was sent off in the midweek draw at Leyton Orient and subsequently lost the appeal against his ban.
“I showed the incident to 25 people, six of which would count themselves as die hard Leyton Orient supporters, and every single one of them agreed that it wasn’t a penalty,” said Still.
“I’ve seen it so many times, but there you are, you have to live with it.
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“Fortunately, we have Damien McCrory back in training, so we’re certainly in an okay position in the area concerned.”
The 19-year-old defender will serve a two-game ban, as he was dismissed in August, while playing for Histon against AFC Wimbledon.
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New loan signings Cameron Lancaster and Oliver Lee are in line to make their Daggers debuts.
The pair signed on loan from Tottenham and West Ham respectively this week and are set to remain at Victoria Road for one month.
Visitors Sheffield Wednesday were also busy in the loan market with the arrival of Joey O’Brien and Lee Nicholls from Bolton and Wigan respectively.
Nicholls arrival sees an end to the goalkeeping crisis faced by the Owls, who have lost regular stopper Nicky Weaver to injury.
Gary Megson’s side go into Saturday’s game on the back of three consecutive defeats, while Daggers are now unbeaten in five and know a win will move them level on points with the Owls and ease their relegation fears.