MATCH PREVIEW: Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient – FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round

MATCH PREVIEW: Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient – FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round

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Leyton Orient travel to Victoria Road to face Dagenham & Redbridge in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup. Here we preview Saturday’s game:

 

Dagenham & Redbridge

Last Season

National League: 4th  FA Cup: 1st Round  FA Trophy: 1st Round  Top scorer: Oliver Hawkins 18

Last term, Dagenham & Redbridge finished 4th in the National League. They met Forest Green Rovers in the play-offs and the Daggers failed to reach the final due to a second leg defeat.

Dagenham & Redbridge made it to the first round proper of the FA Cup last term by beating Wealdstone. However, they were knocked out in the first round by Halifax Town who won in a replay between the two sides.

 

 

This Season

National League: 6th  Top scorer: Corey Whitely 8

Dagenham & Redbridge are currently in 6th place in the National League with 24 points from 15 games.

Last Saturday, the Daggers were edged out against Woking as Regan Charles-Cook fine strike gave the Cards all three points.

Dagenham & Redbridge hadn’t lost in their last four games.

Last Line-up:

Cousins, Nunn, Doe, Robson, Howell, Adams, Ferrier, Okenabirhie, Boucaud, Ling, Howells

Substitutes:

Moore, Robinson (Adams, 73), Romain (Ling, 45), N’Gala, Bloomfield (Okenabirhie, 81)

Ex O’s

Sam Ling progressed through the Orient youth academy but did not make a senior appearance for the O’s. He joined Dagenham & Redbridge in 2016.

John Still progressed through the youth ranks with Orient, but he made just one appearance for the club and that came during the 1967/68 season. He suffered an injury in that match and was later released.

Daggers’ assistant manager Darren Currie played 10 games while on loan at the Orient from West Ham in the 1995/96 season.

 

Leyton Orient

Last Saturday, Orient claimed a point at Barrow as the two sides played out a 2-2 draw at Holker Street.

David Mooney gave the O’s the lead after twenty minutes, finishing from a James Brophy cross. However, Orient’s lead lasted just four minutes as Bedsente Gomis put Barrow back on level terms.

Craig Clay restored Orient’s lead just before the half-hour with a close-range finish following a goal-mouth scramble. The hosts hit back again in the last five minutes of the first half, with Jordan White getting on the scoresheet.

 

Last Line-up:
Grainger

Sendles-White  Ellis  Widdowson

Caprice                                                Brophy

Lawless  Clay

McAnuff

Bonne  Mooney

(3-5-2)

Subs:
Sargeant, Happe (Sendles-White 80′), Judd (Caprice 72′), Boco,  Dayton (McAnuff 86′)

 

Team News

The O’s will be without loanees Mark Ellis and James Brophy as their parent clubs have not given permission for them to play in the FA Cup for Orient.

However, new loan arrival Zain Westbrooke has been given permission to feature in the FA Cup and the 20-year-old Brentford midfielder may be in contention to make his debut on Saturday.

Matt Harrold is set to be out of action for the next few weeks after suffering a calf problem in the match against Tranmere.

Steve Davis will also continue to be without longer-term injured trio Charlie Lee (knee), Josh Coulson (groin) and George Elokobi (hamstring).

Possible Line-up:
Grainger

Judd  Sendles-White  Happe Widdowson

Lawless  Clay

Dayton  Mooney  Boco

Bonne

(4-2-3-1)

 

Ex Daggers

Joe Widdowson joined the Daggers in November 2014 initially on loan. Last term the left back made 51 appearances as John Still’s side reached the play-offs.

Jake Caprice had a loan spell at Victoria Road in 2012/13, making 8 appearances for the Daggers.

Matt Harrold had a short loan spell with Dagenham & Redbridge in 2004/05.

 

 

 

 

Match Officials

Referee: 

Thomas Bramall

Assistants: 

Dean Skipper & Gary Jerden

Fourth Official: 

Stuart Cheek

 

Victoria Road

Post Code:

RM10 7XL

Capacity:

6,000 (2,200 Seats)

Surface:

Grass

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