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Dagenham & Redbridge Preview

Town welcome Dagenham and Redbridge to The CNG Stadium this weekend having returned to the National League play off places after a hard-fought victory and a first clean sheet since October against Chesterfield last weekend.

Simon Weaver will be hoping for a fourth victory in five games and a home clean sheet which has eluded his side since September, when Town played out a goalless draw against current league leaders Wrexham.

Kelvin Langmead returned to the starting line-up for the trip to Derbyshire, his first game since January, and put in a valiant performance as Town limited Chesterfield’s goalscoring opportunities.

Harrogate face off with Dagenham and Redbridge this weekend as they look to cement their place in the National League play off places, Town currently sit on 56 points in 7th position one point behind Salford City in 6th and ten points behind league leaders Wrexham with a game in hand.
 
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At home, Town have scored in each of their last ten matches, but have also conceded in 81% of their home matches.

Despite only being formed in 1992, Dagenham & Redbridge have had their fair share of highs, promotion to League One following a 3-2 play off final victory over Rotherham United at Wembley Stadium in 2010 to name one.
 
Saturday’s opponents sit 14th in the National League on 42 points and are managed by Ex- England and England U21 Manager Peter Taylor.
 
The Daggers picked up an impressive 1-0 win against Sutton United last weekend, though their most recent win was one of only two in their last nine games.

Town and Dagenham have only faced off once previously in their history, earlier this season when Town fell to a 2-1 defeat against the ex-Football League side away from home.

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In terms of personnel, Daggers captain Matt Robinson has been an ever present for his side this season, while Connor Wilkinson has scored four goals in his last six games and will be looking to add to his tally of nine goals for the campaign when his side arrive in North Yorkshire.  

Preview by Isaac Martin