Daggers Travel To Nethermoor

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The Lions are back at Nethermoor for the second time in four days with Dagenham and Redbridge’s visit on Tuesday night, kick-off is at 7:45pm.

Tickets are available to buy online here or at the turnstiles.

Sean St Ledger came away from Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Maidstone United with mixed feelings knowing his side needs wins to preserve their place in the Vanarama National League next season.

He was glad to see the second clean sheet in a row picked up though as Joe Green started in goal ahead of Luke Coddington who returned from suspension.

The Daggers are on an impressive run after financial problems hit the Essex based club earlier this year.

They haven’t lost since their last visit to West Yorkshire when they came up against FC Halifax Town, Lions loanee Mike Fondop scored the winner that night.

Their unbeaten run includes wins against AFC Fylde and Maidstone as well as holding Gateshead and Woking to draws.

Colin Robertson captured the thoughts of Sean St Ledger after Saturday’s fixture with the former Republic of Ireland international saying “We had a good amount of opportunities but so did they, the draw is probably a fair result overall.”

“I thought we lacked a bit of spark, chances came from mistakes we didn’t really create anything ourselves but we did have some really good opportunities.”

The Interim Manager was glad to see a tight defence but knows a draw might not be enough at this stage “I look to try and take positives from all of the games, it is nice to see we have kept clean sheets in the last two fixtures but we know it is all about winning football games at the moment, it is disappointing but we have another game on Tuesday now so we keep going.”

When asked about the improved performances in recent weeks Sean said “Having heart and working hard is a minimum, we need to try and have a bit more quality, I don’t want to be a long ball team I want to try and play, against Hartlepool we did that.”

“We’ll just keep fighting and keep going, we’ve obviously got Solihull and Barrow to play with Dagenham coming on Tuesday.”

He was however frustrated at the Lions’ slow start “I cannot ask for any more, everyone is working really hard, the only thing I can say today is we didn’t get going until the 35th minute.”

St Ledger feels the absence of our number 10 has had a big affect “John (Rooney) will be serving the last game of his suspension, it will be great to have him back on Saturday, he has been a vital player for us.”

Speaking of Tuesday night’s opponents St Ledger insisted “They are obviously flying high, I have watched videos of them they are a good side, it will be a difficult game. The lads have to go and give me all they have got again.”

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