Preview: Tranmere Rovers v Dagenham & Redbridge
Prenton Park, Saturday, April 16, 3pm.
Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still has dismissed the notion that his side will go into Saturday’s match away at fellow strugglers Tranmere Rovers as favourites.
Following their 4-3 defeat to Brighton on Tuesday night, Daggers are one point clear of the bottom four, while Rovers are just one place and two points better off.
But with both side’s desperate to win and pull clear of the drop-zone, Still was quick to take the focus off his side and said the trip to Prenton Park is likely to be as difficult as any other.
“Dagenham v Tranmere, we’re expected to go and win, well I put it all in context,” he said.
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“We’re playing these games against terrific clubs and good teams and we’re just going to battle our way and try and play winning football.”
Still is likely to have midfielder Solomon Taiwo available again following a seven-match spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
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However, the Cardiff City loanee may have to be content with a place among the substitutes with Still likely to name an unchanged side from those that started at Brighton.
Tranmere will be without skipper John Welsh, who completes a two match suspension.
Andy Robinson (groin) and Timothy Cathalina (ankle) are definitely out, while teenage star Dale Jennings is doubtful with an ankle problem.
Les Parry’s side have won just two of their previous 11 games, including a dramatic late victory at Bournemouth last Saturday, where Adam McGurk scored in the 94th minute to earn Rovers a 2-1 win.
This will be Daggers first ever trip to Prenton Park. In the corresponding fixture between the pair at Victoria Road in August, Tranmere battled back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw.