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League Two preview: Southend United v Dagenham & Redbridge, 7.45pm
Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett is wary of a Southend United side which has revenge in their minds as the two sides meet at Roots Hall tonight.
The Shrimpers are still smarting from the Daggers 5-2 win a fortnight ago in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and Phil Brown’s side have been in good form since.
That result is their only defeat in the last four games and they go into tonight’s encounter off the back of a 2-0 home win over League Two highfliers Fleetwood Town on Friday night, thanks to Barry Corr’s brace.
But boss Burnett knows tonight’s game is a completely different kettle of fish from the Trophy fixture.
“It’ll be a different game than the JPT,” said Burnett after Daggers 2-2 draw at Northampton on Saturday.
“They had a fantastic result beating Fleetwood 2-0 who aren’t an easy team to play against. We know it’s going to be a tough game but we’ve got to go ready and prepared. Southend are doing alright.”
There are no injury concerns for the Daggers, with the only absentee being Gavin Hoyte who serves the final game of his three-match suspension after his late dismissal in the JPT tie.
Burnett may revert back to the 4-3-3 formation which served them well in the Trophy fixture after opting to go with a 4-4-2 formation at Northampton on Saturday.
For Southend, midfielder Marc Laird (hamstring) and defender Julian Bennett (cruciate ligaments) are both still out.
Defender Adam Thompson (ankle) is also out but striker Craig Reid could be back in the squad after recovering from an ankle injury, but it’s expected that Phil Brown will stick with the side which won against Fleetwood.
Southend: Bentley, White, Phillips, Kiernan, Coker, Leonard, Atkinson, Clifford, Hurst, Corr, Woodrow
Daggers: Lewington, Ilesanmi, Saah, Wilkinson, Doe, Bingham, Howell, Ogogo, Obafemi, Murphy, Hines.