Yeovil Town: Dagenham are dangerous, says Paul Sturrock

Paul Sturrock
Paul Sturrock believes Dagenham's former Premier League defenders will put up a fight

Yeovil Town boss Paul Sturrock insists fellow League Two strugglers Dagenham and Redbridge will prove a sterner test than most are anticipating on Saturday.

Dagenham are second bottom, just one point and one place behind Yeovil after just one league victory this season.

The Daggers have failed to score only twice this term and could leapfrog the Glovers if they win at Huish Park.

"They have added two quality players to their defence and are free-scoring," Sturrock told BBC Points West.

Yeovil have been boosted by two successive clean sheets against high-flying Portsmouth and League One side Coventry in the League Cup.

"Hopefully the players will take the appropriate confidence from those two games," he added.

"We have to keep the back door closed, two clean sheets has been nice and it would be nice to get three."

Dagenham bolstered their ranks last week with the signing of former Arsenal defender Justin Hoyte, while they boost considerable experience in former Sunderland defender Nyron Nosworthy and 40-year-old striker Jamie Cureton.

Glovers midfielder Marc Laird, who is back after almost two months out with injury, adds a youthful Yeovil side some vital experience of their own.

Sturrock is however still without long-term absentees Ben Tozer, Kevin Dawson, Jack Compton and Omar Sowunmi.

Laird said: "I am not a ranter or a raver but I will always encourage the younger boys to do what they are good at on the pitch."

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