After a crazy midweek defeat to Wimbledon, Stanley are back at the Wham Stadium tomorrow to tackle Dagenham & Redbridge.

A return to winning ways will be the order of the day for John Coleman’s side having taken no points from their previous two outings.

The Opposition

After a 2014/15 season full of mixed fortunes, Dagenham & Redbridge will be looking to have a far more fruitful campaign this year.

So far the new campaign has been a frustrating one, with the Daggers losing their first six games in all competitions.

Their aim will be to climb away from the wrong end of the League Two table and start to look up rather than down.


Wayne Burnett arrived at Dagenham in June 2009 and worked his way up from managing the club’s Academy to first team manager in May 2013.

As a player, Burnett lists Leyton Orient, Blackburn Rovers, Plymouth, Bolton, Huddersfield and Grimsby on his CV, playing 314 games in 13 years, before moving into the Conference.

His first job in management was at Fisher Athletic in 2004, winning the Southern League Division One East. He was also manager of Grays Athletic in 2008/ 2009.

One to Watch

Now 40, Jamie Cureton is still scoring goals and enjoying his football with Dagenham.

A former England youth international with an eye for goal, his average is one goal in every three games in a 19-year career which has seen him play in all four top flight divisions in the English leagues.

Cureton, who lists 15 clubs on his CV, scored 20 goals in his first season with the Daggers in 2014/15 and has three so far this season – including two in the last four games.

Form Guide

Stanley: WLWLL

Stanley have lost their last two games, at Plymouth and at home to Wimbledon in midweek.

Before that the Reds had lost just one in seven and will be keen to return to winning ways and set up another good run.

John Coleman’s men are currently eighth in League Two, a point outside the play-off places.

Dag & Red: LWDLD

The Daggers last won a league game in early September but were victorious in the JPT at Stevenage a fortnight ago.

On Tuesday they were denied a victory at York by a late leveller. It finished 2-2.

They’re currently kept out of the bottom two by goal difference.

Stanley Team News

Midfielder Matt Crooks returns after missing Tuesday’s defeat through suspension but there are a number of other problems for Coleman.

Defensive numbers have been extremely limited in training with the likes of Adam Buxton, Liam Wakefield, Dean Winnard and Tom Davies all still troubled by illness or injury.

Middlesbrough loanee Brad Halliday is fit and is likely to keep his place.

Admission Details

Adults £20
Concessions (Over 65′s & Students*) £15
Under 18′s £10
Accompanied Under 12′s^ £5

*all students must show valid student ID at the turnstile or ticket office
^all under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult

Match Coverage

The official website will have live text commentary on the game.

There will be updates on the club Twitter and Facebook accounts.

At full time a full match report will be posted online and on social media, followed by post match reaction.


The matchday programme is available from around the ground on the afternoon of the game, priced at £3.

In this edition you’ll find the first in depth interview with cover star Brad Halliday who recently joined from Middlesbrough on a month’s loan.

Billy Kee also shares his thoughts on the last few weeks and his form and defender Matty Pearson discusses versatility.

We’re up to number four in our Football League Dream Team countdown, with defender Phil Edwards stepping into the spotlight.

That’s in addition to a column from John Coleman, all the news from the Wham Stadium, essential info on the visitors and the pre-match views of a Dagenham & Redbridge supporter.