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MATCH PREVIEW: DAG & RED v POMPEY

8 April 2016

All you need to know about League Two clash

Pompey will have to battle against expectancy when they travel to east London this weekend.

Paul Cook’s side face a Dagenham & Redbridge outfit who sit rock bottom of the League Two table and are 11 points adrift of safety.

They beat Morecambe 2-1 at Victoria Road on Tuesday night, but that was just a second home victory of the season.

Wayne Burnett was dismissed as manager in December and replaced by John Still, who is now in his third spell in charge.

He previously led the Daggers from the Conference into the third tier, but time is running out to preserve their Football League status.

Pompey were convincing winners when the sides met at Fratton Park on the opening day of the 2015/16 campaign.

Gareth Evans opened the scoring early in the second half before fellow debutant Kyle Bennett grabbed a brace.

And the Blues have never lost to Dagenham, dropping just two points in the five previous clashes.


TEAM NEWS
Conor Wilkinson is still sidelined with a groin injury and will have to wait to make his Blues debut.

Former Pompey keeper Liam O’Brien is out with a broken toe, while Luke Guttridge (ankle), Zavon Hines (knee), Frankie Raymond (ankle) and Matt Richards (Achilles) are also injured.


QUOTES
Read what Paul Cook has to say about the game or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD for extended interviews with the manager and Michael Doyle.


HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 4 Wins
Dag & Red: 0 Wins
1 Draw

At Victoria Road
Pompey: 1 Win
Dag & Red: 0 Wins
1 Draw

Last Meeting
Pompey 3 (Evans, Bennett 2)
Dag & Red 0
League Two
August 8 2015


MATCH COVERAGE
Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary from Victoria Road from 2pm on Saturday. 

We’ll also have match updates on Twitter and the Pompey Wall

There will be post-match reaction on the website, Pompey PlayerHD and our official YouTube channel, with extended highlights to follow at midday on Sunday. 

Local listeners can hear commentary on Express FM or BBC Radio Solent (not online), while The News will also have extensive coverage. 


TICKETS
Pompey have sold their full allocation of tickets and no more will be available to buy on the day of the game. Please do not travel if you do not already have a ticket.


BETTING
Pompey are 1/2 favourites with Sky Bet to claim all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 11/2.

Click here to read our betting preview and remember to register at www.skybet.com/pompey to earn money for the club whenever you have a flutter.


ALSO IN LEAGUE TWO
Barnet v Leyton Orient
Carlisle v Mansfield
Crawley v Oxford
Luton v Accrington
Morecambe v Hartlepool
Newport v Cambridge
Northampton v Bristol Rovers
Notts County v Stevenage
Plymouth v AFC Wimbledon
Yeovil v Exeter
York v Wycombe


LAST MEETING

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