Bromley v Dagenham & Redbridge preview
Bromley v Dagenham & Redbridge preview

New manager Andy Woodman prepares for his third game in charge as Bromley return to National League action on Saturday afternoon when they entertain Dagenham & Redbridge at Hayes Lane.

The Ravens picked up a very creditable 0-0 draw away at Stockport County on Easter Monday in front of the BT Sport Cameras, with a solid defensive display that pleased the new man in charge, who was looking to make the defensive play more solid.

Left Back Charlie Fox made his Bromley debut in the match with Chris Bush & Byron Webster forming the centre back partnership in a four man defence, with Joe Kizzi on the right.

Unfortunately for Woodman, Webster appeared to pick up an arm injury in the match, which may see him join a growing list of injured players including Jack Holland, Courtney Duffus, Billy Bingham, Kory Roberts & Liam Trotter.

Although the emergence of Academy products Liam Vincent and Jude Arthurs has been a plus for the Hayes Lane club. 

Bromley have drawn both matches under Woodman’s reign so far, which sees them remain in tenth place with 43 points from 31 league matches played, just four points off the play off places, with 11 games left to play. 

Dagenham come into the game sitting in seventeenth place, with 37 points from 31 games, having lost three and won two of their last five matches, on Monday The Daggers were defeated 2-0 at home to Aldershot. 

When The Daggers met The Ravens at Victoria Road in Feburary, Dagenham won 1-0, thanks to a first half goal from Liam Gordon and this game looks set to be equally as tight. Paul McCallum is The Daggers top scorer with seven goals so far this campaign under manager Daryl McMahon, while former Dagenham striker Michael Cheek has notched 18 for Bromley. 

With no threat of relegation Dagenham & Redbridge go into the game with no real pressure, while Bromley know that a win is vital if they are to keep in touch with the top seven and make a late charge for the end of season promotion play offs.  

The game takes place behind closed doors as per the Covid 19 Restrictions, but supporters can purchase the excellent live streaming service from the official Bromley website for £9.99.  

Picture supplied by Keith Gillard.