Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Darren Currie expects changes ahead of Lincoln City clash
PUBLISHED: 13:00 16 August 2016
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Daggers boss says squad might have to be rotated following Saturday’s win at Guiseley
Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Darren Currie admits there may be changes to the squad for the crucial National League match with Lincoln City tonight (Tuesday).
The Victoria Road club head into the match full of confidence following 2-0 win at Guiseley last weekend with goals from Chris Assombalonga and Oliver Hawkins.
However, boss John Still elected to make just one substitution in that fixture, with Assombalonga replaced by Jordan Maguire-Drew in the 87th minute.
And with the clash at home to the Imps set to be Daggers’ fourth in the space of 10 days, Currie is anticipating Still to shuffle his pack.
“That will be a discussion we will have with John before the game and see how people are,” said the ex-Ipswich Town winger.
“People were naturally feeling a little leggy towards the end against Guiseley, but match fitness is different to pre-season fitness.
“We’ll assess that and if there needs to be one or two possible changes, that discussion will be had.”
Daggers face a Lincoln side who have started the season in a similar vain of form, with both sides boasting two wins and a loss from their opening three fixtures.
The Imps changed managers in the summer, with Chris Moyses stepping down and ex-Braintree Town boss Danny Cowley taking charge.
The former Romford and Hornchurch midfielder earned plenty of plaudits for his work with the Iron last season, guiding the part-timers to third before losing out in the play-offs to Grimsby Town, who eventually won promotion to the Football League.
And Currie expects Cowley to achieve similar things with Lincoln this season, though hopefully not at Daggers’ expense.
“I know Danny personally and he’s got a real good work ethic about himself; his staff and his team mirror that,” said the former Brighton & Hove Albion man.
“It’s going to be a tough game and we expect a tough game. They’ll be in for a tough game too because we’re a good side.
“We’re still growing, blending, bonding and learning what’s being asked of us. We’re showing some real positive signs and we’ll go into the game confident.”