Match preview: Dagenham & Redbridge (a)

The Spireites will be looking to go three league games without defeat as they travel to the Chigwell Construction Stadium to face Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday (3pm).

How to watch:

The game is available to stream via the Dagenham & Redbridge website at a cost of £9.99. You can purchase the stream via the following link:


Manager: Daryl McMahon

Fact File: Age: 37

Years spent as footballer – 13

Position – Midfielder

Teams played for – West Ham United (2002-2004), Torquay United on loan (2004), Port Vale (2004), Leyton Orient (2004-2007), Notts County on loan (2006-2007), Stevenage Borough (2007-2009), Cambridge United (2009), Farmborough (2010-2011), Boreham Wood (2011-2012), Eastleigh (2012), Dover Athletic (2012-2013), Ebbsfleet United (2013-2015) and Boreham Wood (2015).

Years spent in management – Six

Teams managed – Ebbsfleet United (2015-2018), Macclesfield Town (2019-2020) and Dagenham & Redbridge (2020-present).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P1     W0     D0     L1

One to Watch: Mitch Brundle

Age: 26

Position: Midfielder

What other clubs has he played for? Yeovil Town (2012-2013), Bristol City (2013-2014), Cheltenham Town on loan (2014), Braintree Town (2014-2016), Hemel Hempstead on loan (2016), Gateshead (2016-2017) and Dover Athletic (2017-2019).

Last Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 31

Goals: Eight

Assists: None

Yellow Cards: Yellow

Red Cards: One

Minutes Played: 2,794

Head to Head

Draws have usually been the outcome in games between the Spireites and the Daggers with six stalemates in 13 games. 

Chesterfield have also won four times with three of the victories away from home. All of the wins at the Chigwell Construction Stadium came in the EFL, the last of which was almost seven years ago.

Form Guide

The Spireites are looking for to go three games unbeaten after a win over Wrexham and a draw with Boreham Wood.

Dagenham & Redbridge have conceded seven goals in their last three league games, with only one win and two defeats.

Team News

Jak McCourt will miss out after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Boreham Wood.

Joe Rowley will also be unavailable after he picked up a bad hamstring injury at Meadow Park; the midfielder will be out for around a month. Tom Denton will also be out for a significant amount of time as he requires surgery on his knee.

From the dugout:

James Rowe: “It will be a tough game being our second away trip in four days. Their form has been mixed so they are capable of beating anyone and also being beaten.

“Obviously we want to focus more on ourselves. We will be prepared as a staff and the players will be fully aware of their individual and team objectives to overcome the opponent.”