Match preview: Dagenham and Redbridge at The Vic

Hartlepool United welcome Dagenham & Redbridge to the Vic on Friday aiming to add to their impressive home performances in 2021.

Pools are unbeaten in 11 games and will be looking for a repeat of the result a week ago when Luke Armstrong’s goal saw them take all three points. Since that match, both sides have played play-off hopefuls. Dave Challinor’s side took a point from Stockport while Dagenham beat one-time runaway leaders Torquay.

The Opposition

The Daggers currently sit in 16th, though they’re just eight points from the play-off places. They’ve won just three of their last five, with their defeat against Pools their only defeat. Led by Daryl McMahon, the team includes Elliot Justham, the goalkeeper that did his utmost to frustrate Pools at The Chigwell Construction Stadium.

Dagenham’s last five games:

Dagenham & Redbridge 1 – 0 Torquay United

Dagenham & Redbridge 0 – 1 Hartlepool United

Altrincham 0 – 1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Dagenham & Redbridge 1 – 1 Weymouth

Dagenham & Redbridge 2 – 1 Maidenhead United

The History

The teams have played each other 16 times, with Pools winning nine times against the Daggers. Before last month’s victory, our last win was in December 2019 when Mark Kitching’s goal was the difference at Victoria Park.

Team News

Pools will be without Joe Grey as he continues to recover from a back injury and there will be later fitness tests for Jamie Sterry and Rhys Oates as they come back from niggles.

Watch and Listen

The fixture will be live streamed via the usual platform. Season ticket holders can access the game using their login details and non-season ticket holders can access the stream via a paywall where they will be charged £9.99. Every fan can access the game through the following link:

https://streaming.insightfour.com/stream/VjYwT21L

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