Preview: Alife Lumb

Weymouth take on Dagenham and Redbridge on Tuesday evening in their second home fixture in a row, as they look to move on from their 5-1 loss against Halifax on Saturday.

Due to the behaviour from a minority of fans, the club has reduced the capacity of supporters from 800 to just 450, in steps to maintain social distancing.

Brian Stock will have new signing Zaid Al-Hussaini available. The winger did not feature on Saturday due to him just joining up with the squad, but could be up to speed for the big clash.

The Terras suffered a heavy defeat on Saturday evening, shipping 5 goals against an in-form Halifax side. Bycroft made a number of saves and McQuoid looked to get the terras back into the game before conceding another 3 goals.

Dagenham and Redbridge have had, like Halifax, a slow start to the season. They have won just one of their last 5 games. They lost 2-1 to Aldershot on Saturday. They currently sit in 19th place, on 9 points, having played one more game than the Terras.
Stock’s side will have to be wary of Angelo Balanta. The striker has scored 16 goals in 55 appearances so far for the Daggers. The Colombian had featured sporadically for Queens Park Rangers, as well as Yeovil. Myles Weston is another attacker Weymouth should be wary of. The Antigua and Barbuda international striker has scored 7 goals in 9 games for the Caribbean country. He has also played over 100 games for Brentford, scoring 12 goals.

The last league home game against the Daggers ended in a 1-1 draw back in the 2006/07 season. Dagenham were league winners that season. Raphael Nade was the scorer for the Terras.

Thoughts from the manager

Speaking after the Halifax game, Brian Stock said that “We’ll do our homework.”  Then on the importance of the fixture, with the position of both clubs, the boss said: “All the games in this league are tough, but when you look at the league table now, its almost becoming a must-win game.”

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