Solihull Moors return to league action, with a trip to Victoria Road as we visit Dagenham & Redbridge live on TNT Sport.

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Everything you need to know about our opponents

Dagenham and Redbridge was founded in 1992 through a merger of Dagenham and Redbridge Forest, spending its inaugural season in the Football Conference, taking the place of Redbridge Forest.

Dagenham & Redbridge spent several seasons in the division but was relegated to the Isthmian League Premier Division in 1996, where they remained in the league before they won promotion in the 1999/00 season.

Back in the Conference, the club finished third, second and fifth in their first three seasons, missing out on promotion to the Football League.

The Daggers then declined to mid-table finishes between 2003-2006, before the 2006/07 season saw the club embark on a title run as they ended the year with 95 points as they made the Football League for the first time in their history.

In the EFL, Dagenham escaped relegation with a 20th placed finish, before reaching their highest ever position of eighth as they missed out on the playoffs.

The 2009/10 season saw the club qualify for the playoffs and go one better as they got promoted to League One. After finishing seventh in the regular season, Dagenham would go on to beat Rotherham United 3-2 at Wembley, with Jon Nurse scoring the winner.

Their only season was shortly lived as they suffered immediate relegation, finishing 21st in the league to go back to League Two.

In the fourth tier, Daggers survived relegation in their first two seasons back, finishing 19th and 22nd before improving their league form.

After two mid-table finishes between 2013-2015, the club had a poor start to the season and ended the campaign in 23rd place with 34 points to end their nine year stay in the EFL.

Back in the National League, Daggers nearly returned with a fourth placed finish in the 2016/17 season, however they lost to eventual winners Forest Green Rovers in the playoff semi-finals.

Since then, the club has had mixed seasons with a highest finish of eighth (coming in the 2021/22 campaign); and a lowest position of 18th (coming in the 2018/19 season).

So far this season

After finishing 10th last term, the club has had a mixed start to the season, only gaining one point in the opening four games.

However, in their last four matches, Dagenham have won three whilst scoring in each of those games. This includes wins at home to Woking (2-1) and away to Ebbsfleet (1-0) and Dorking Wanderers (1-3); their only defeat coming to Boreham Wood (1-3).

As a result, Dagenham will be coming into this game in 13th place in the league.

Key player to watch

One player who has caused the Moors defenders nightmares in the past is Dagenham forward Inih Efiong, who has eight goals in his ten appearances against Solihull.

Beginning with St Albans City, he went onto enjoy spells with Northwood and Boreham Wood before returning to City two years later.

Effiong would then play at Chesham United for two seasons after a loan spell, scoring 14 goals in 66 games before leaving 2014.

Effiong went onto have spells at Dunstable Town, Burnham and Arlesey Town before joining Biggleswade Town in July 2015.

At the Waders, he would score 39 goals in 68 games before joining National League side Barrow in January 2017. However, at Barrow, he would only score once in seven games before his contract ran out in the summer.

Effiong then joined Woking on a one-year deal. Scoring on his debut, he would score eight times in total before leaving the club.

After a brief spell with Ross County, the forward then joined Dover Athletic in the National League. His two seasons with the club would prove to be successful individually, as he scored 25 goals in 83 appearances before their relegation forced the club to sell.

In the summer of 2020, Effiong joined Stevenage and scored his first goal against his former club Barrow but would only go on to score one more time, before leaving on loan.

During the 2020/21 season, Effiong played for Barnet and Notts County on loan, playing 17 games in total before the season was cut short.

In the 2021/22 season, he then rejoined Woking where he only played one season back with the Cards; scoring 13 goals in 40 appearances.

Effiong then signed for Woking’s rivals Aldershot Town, and again scored double-figures in the league as he scored 14 goals in 30 games, attracting attention from Dagenham and Redbridge.

During his first season, Effiong was hit with injuries but still managed to score nine goals in 18 games as the club finished 10th.

However, the striker is coming into this game in fine form as he has three goals in his last four league games.

In the opposition dugout

Ben Strevens has been managing Dagenham since March 2023, after a 19 year playing career across the Football League and non-league.

During his playing career, Strevens began his career with Wingate & Finchley before joining Barnet in 1999.

At the Bees, he was the only player in the Barnet squad to be relegated to the Conference National in the 2000/01 season, and then be re-promoted back into the Football League in 2005. By the time he left the club in 2006, he was their longest serving player with 160 appearances and 43 league goals.

in 2006, Strevens joined Crawley Town but would only play for half of the season before joining Dagenham & Redbridge in December 2006. At Daggers, he would play over 100 games as the club earned promotion to the Football League.

In the 2009/10 season, he joined Brentford in League One and would only play 25 league games in his only season with the club, scoring 6 goals before joining League Two Wycombe Wanderers.

At the Chairboys, Strevens would earn promotion to League One before subsequently getting relegated immediately back into the fourth tier, with the forward scoring 12 goals in 84 games.

In the summer of 2012, he would join Gillingham on a one-year deal and scored on his debut for the club. However, he would only one other goal in 15 games before leaving in January 2013.

Strevens then re-joined Dagenham & Redbridge for the remainder of the season, scoring one goal in 14 appearances in League Two.

After his contract with Daggers ended, Strevens joined Conference South club Eastleigh and in his first season was a key part of the side that won the title as they got promoted.

After 100 appearances for the Spitfires, Strevens worked as a player/assistant manager under Chris Todd during the layer parts of the 2015/16 season; taking over as caretaker manager for one National League match at Wrexham in August 2016.

Strevens also briefly played for Whitehawk in the National League South, playing for two months at the club before rejoining Eastleigh.

He would then retire as a player in 2018 and took over as first team manager in October 2018, and would manage over 140 games for the club. This included a seventh place finish with the club in his first season before finishing 17th and 9th in the league.

In January 2022, Strevens left the club by mutual consent with Eastleigh sitting in 14th place.

He then was appointed manager of his former club Dagenham & Redbridge in March 2023, seeing the club finish 10th in the league.

Last time out

Last season, the Moors lost both games to the Daggers, with a 3-0 loss at the ARMCO and a 2-1 loss at the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium.

Solihull’s last win against Dagenham came during the end of the 2021/22 season as the Moors won 3-1 at the ARMCO Arena - with Callum Howe, Callum Maycock and Alex Gudger all scoring in the first half.

However, our last victory at Victoria Road was back in 2018 courtesy of a 3-1 win as an Adi Yussuf brace and Dapo Afolayan's second-half strike was enough to secure all three points.

Despite Jamey Osborne receiving a straight red card, the hosts would hold on to the win to enter the playoffs in great form.