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Wright On Daggers Clash

12 October 2012

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Tommy Wright believes that his side are up against tough opposition on Saturday when Dagenham & Redbridge come to the Proact Stadium.

Although the Daggers currently sit 18th in the table, they are unbeaten in their last four league games which includes impressive draws away at Rochdale and Port Vale. 

The Spireites caretaker-manager feels that his side will need to be at their best if they are to take maximum points.

Speaking ahead of the match, he said: "With clubs like ourselves and Bradford and Rotherham, the expectations are higher than they are at Dagenham.

"But you've got to look at Dagenham and they beat Bradford last week, they drew at Port Vale and they drew at Rochdale, so they're no mugs.

"They've got an experienced manager who's been through it all so it'll be a tough game and if we're not at our best we'll find it very very hard."

"We've got to look at our positives, we know it'll be difficult, but we've got strengths that can cause them problems." 

Sam Hird has trained this week after missing the previous two games and is likely to be involved but Saturday's game may come too quick for Danny Whitaker.

"Danny's [Whitaker] not trained but Sam Hird trained, so if he's had no setbacks after that he'll come into to contention. He looked okay this morning and he feels okay at the moment so he looks like he's going to be okay but Saturday might be a bit too quick for Danny though," the Scot explain to members of the press.

Tommy is also pleased with the progress of long-term casualties Tommy Lee and Marc Richards.

He said: "Tommy Lee is improving a lot, Marc Richards is improving a lot; they've been in the oxygen tent again this morning.

"The club has been fantastic and we're trying everything we can to get the players available and as I've said before many times when everybody's fit and with the additons we've got I think we can be a force to be reckoned with." 

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