Wrexham v Dagenham & Redbridge
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After a busy week at the Racecourse Ground Bryan Hughes takes charge of his first game in the Dragons hotseat as a resurgent Dagenham & Redbridge make the trip to North Wales.
The Reds come into the game on the back of a two-week break with last weekend's trip to Boreham Wood called off due the incliment weather. It means we were last in action at home to Maidenhead where Luke Young's second half strike handed a much needed win, the first of 2019. Young broke a streak of five games without a goal and now Wrexham will look at putting the poor run of form well and truely behind them by registering back to back wins.
Dagenham have also gone two weeks without a game having had their fixture with Maidenhead last weekend called off due to the weather. They last took on Aldershot at Victoria Road at the end of January where Connor Wilkinson's strike was enough to earn a 1-1 draw. Last time on the road the Daggers ran out 3-0 winners at Maidstone with Nathan Smith, Wilkinson and Lamar Reynolds netting.
Wrexham forward Ben Tollitt has found himself out of the side in recent weeks having extended his loan with the club, but under new managment will be hoping to break back into the side. The Scouse winger began with a burst making his debut against Salford City and scoring off the bench back on Boxing Day but has found his chances limited, now the 24 year old will be keen to take his oppurtunities if they arise.
Dagenham striker Wilkinson has been in red hot form with three goals in his last three matches. The former Gillingham forward joined the Daggers on loan before making his move permenant in January. Since initially joining on loan in November he's bagged eight goals in his opening twelve games and will be looking to continue his fine form to lift Dagenham away from trouble.
The last time we met came at Victoria Road in October where Luke Young's sensational strike and Luke Summerfield's penalty was the difference between the two sides. Our last game at the Cae Ras ended in a 2-1 win for Dagenham where Paul Rutherford's goal was cancelled out by Fejiri Okenhaberie and Michael Cheeck to turn the game on it's head.
Wrexham defender Manny Smith remains sidelined through injury but Luke Summerfield could return to the side after being forced off against Maidenhead.
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