Away wins will lose impact without home success against Dagenham & Redbridge, claims Rochdale boss

By Sam Ruffe

Rochdale boss John Coleman hopes to see some consistency from his team as they welcome Dagenham & Redbridge to Spotland this weekend.

Following back-to-back away wins over AFC Wimbledon and Rotherham in League Two, Rochdale are looking for three wins on the trot against the Essex team.

And the Dale boss knows that anything but a home victory would be a massive disappointment after two excellent wins on the road.

“There’s no point going to Rotherham and getting three points if you are going to lose at home,” said Coleman told the club website.

“That’s not trying to decry Dagenham because I think they will pose as big a threat as anyone this season, but I think you should be able to beat anybody at home.”

Rochdale come in to the fixture with no new injury worries following Tuesday’s win away at Rotherham, but skipper Peter Cavanagh is again unlikely to start as Coleman looks to further manage his calf injury.

Dagenham & Redbridge travel up to Spotland without a win this season and sit just two points off the foot of the table, but Coleman is not taking anything for granted.

He said: “I know their manager, I know the style of football he plays and I know they are capable of beating any team.  

“But every time you play at home you should go out believing that you are going to win and if you’re going to boost your gates then fans have to go their believing you are going to win and that is something we’ve got to try and achieve here.”

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