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Preview: Dagenham & Redbridge

21 July 2014

MK Dons face Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday evening in their first friendly against Football League opposition.

Karl Robinson’s side, who beat both Aylesbury FC and Stony Stratford Town this past weekend, have played five friendlies already this summer but will travel to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Stadium tomorrow night for arguably their toughest challenge yet.

The Daggers finished 10th in Sky Bet League 2 last season, just two places below the play-off places, and have been busy this summer recruiting no less than seven players as they look to break into the top six this time around.

Wayne Burnett’s side, which includes former Dons midfielder Luke Howell, have also been involved five friendlies since their return to pre-season and have faced the likes Bromley, Maidestone United and, most recently, Ebbsfleet United.

That clash with Ebbsfleet, which took place this past Saturday, saw the non-League outfit run-out 4-0 victors over a Dagenham side which included a number of trialists.

Team news
Midfielder Darren Potter is set to feature in a limited capacity after being rested for the  local double-header last weekend. The 29-year-old is still rehabilitating an Achilles injury suffered back in March but is expected to make a full recovery in time for the season opener against Gillingham.

Elsewhere, Dons boss Robinson will have everyone else available to him, including last season’s Player of the Year Ben Reeves, who featured in the weekend win over Aylesbury having missed the Irish friendlies with a sore hamstring, and striker Will Grigg, who also got minutes in that friendly on Saturday afternoon.

Tickets for this fixture will only be available on the day at London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium.

Tickets are priced as follows:
Traditional Builders Stand
Adults: £12
Concessions: £8
10-16: £6
Under-10s: £2

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