LEE CLARK believes the Galpharm will host an FA Cup first-round clash between two of the country’s most attack-minded teams when Town take on Dagenham and Redbridge the weekend after next.
It’s manager Clark’s first career involvement at this stage of the famous competition, and he said: “I want to go as far as possible in the FA Cup, and I’m pleased to have been handed a home draw, but this will certainly be a tough tie.
“They’re going well in League II (the Daggers are second after Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Macclesfield), they have a very experienced manager in John Still, and they’ll look forward to coming and giving us a test.”
While Town are the top scorers in League I with 28, Dagenham, on 27, are second only to Notts County (31) in League II.
Clark added: “Both sides like to attack and that bodes well for an entertaining game.”
The tie, likely to be played on Saturday week, November 7, will be the first meeting of the pair.
Dagenham and Redbridge, who play at Victoria Road in Dagenham, were formed in 1992 by the merger of Dagenham and Redbridge Forest.
The latter’s origins can be traced back to three historic London non-league clubs, Ilford, Leytonstone and Walthamstow Avenue.
Dagenham and Redbridge won promotion to the Football League in 2007, when they beat Oxford United to the Conference title, since when they have finished 20th and eighth in League II.