Preview: Morecambe v Dagenham & Redbridge

Wayne Burnett.
Wayne Burnett.

Super Sunday comes to the Globe Arena this weekend as Morecambe host Dagenham & Redbridge in a 1pm kick-off.

Manager

Wayne Burnett

John Still’s number two stepped up to take the top job after a successful caretaker spell in May 2013. Daggers finished ninth in his first full campaign in charge last season.

Star Man

Jamie Cureton

The 39-year-old front man keeps defying father time. Former Bristol Rovers, Reading and Norwich man has 11 goals in all competitions this season. Burden will fall more heavily on him after star man Rhys Murphy left for Oldham for an undisclosed fee on the final day of the January transfer window. Shrimps fans will also look out for former loanee Joe Widdowson who having spent time on loan at the Globe Arena has moved to Victoria Road.

Form

Daggers are 18th in League 2. Have largely struggled this season but are unbeaten in their last four after a 0-0 draw at home to Portsmouth on Tuesday night.

History

Sides are well acquainted with one another and have met 31 times down the years in the Conference and League 2. It’s pretty even overall with 14 Shrimps compared with 11 for the Daggers. Morecambe won 3-0 at Victoria Road on the opening day of this season in the reverse fixture.

Possible line-up

Cousins, Ogogo, Doe, Obileye, Widdowson, Howell, Boucaud, Bingham, Jakubiak, Hemmings, Cureton.