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Match Preview | Dagenham & Redbridge

The Bees host Dagenham & Redbridge on the final day of the season as they look to take momentum into their upcoming National League play-off clash.

 

Brennan’s side come into the game unbeaten in their previous 5 games, with the most recent result being a 1-1 draw vs Maidenhead United.

 

Dagenham come into the game having only won 1 of their previous 5, with the most recent result being a 0-0 draw with FC Halifax Town.

 

The two sides have met competitively 29 times, with Barnet winning 10 of those. The two sides have drawn 6 times with Dagenham winning the remaining 13.

 

Nickname: Daggers

Founded: 1992

Ground: Victoria Road

Manager: Ben Strevens

Top Scorer: Matt Robinson (3)

League Position: 12

Form: WLLDD

 

One to watch: Matt Robinson


Robinson is the Daggers one to watch having played 91% of all possible minutes and having started 91% of all possible matches this campaign.

 

Robinson plays in the centre of the park and has been seen helping out both offensively and defensively. In his 41 games so far this season he has scored 3 goals – seeing him become the side’s top scorer following the departure of striker Josh Walker in January.

 

Robinson has faced off with the bees 9 times throughout his career, winning 6 of those, losing 1 and drawing 2. In those 9 clashes, the Leicester-born man has scored 2 goals.

 

In the dugout: Ben Strevens

 

Strevens began his footballing career at Barnet, a club which he would ultimately make 39 appearances for and contribute to 6 goals. Strevens was on the books for the Bees between 1999 and 2006, but throughout those 7 years, he had various loan spells at the likes of Slough and St Albans City.

 

In 2006, following his departure from Barnet, he joined Crawley Town on a free transfer – a club he would only be at for 5 months before joining Dagenham & Redbridge. Strevens would ultimately go on to represent the likes of Brentford, Wycombe Eastleigh and Whitehawk before retiring having made a total of 389 senior appearances.

 

The manager’s coaching career began at Eastleigh in 2015 when he was named as assistant manager before leaving just one year later to become Whitehawk assistant manager and ultimately caretaker manager when the head coach Richard Hill left his post.

 

Strevens later went on to mange Eastleigh, Luton Youth time and now Dagenham & Redbridge. He has been at the helm for 6 games and averages 1.17 points per game.

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