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Benson to wear mask, Purcell faces late fitness test

Last Updated: 07/05/10 2:15pm

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Benson: Broken nose

Benson: Broken nose

Dagenham & Redbridge travel to already relegated Darlington looking to secure a play-off place.

Paul Benson will continue in attack for Dagenham as he will continue to wear a Zorro-style protective mask to guard his broken nose that he used last weekend against Hereford.

The Daggers lost the last game of last season when needing a draw at home to Shrewsbury to reach the play-offs but will make up for that heartache with a win at already-relegated Darlington.

Midfielder Peter Gain sits on 14 bookings knowing one more will keep him out of the play-offs while defender Will Antwi is back in training after four months out with an ankle injury and could be on the bench.

Midfielder Stuart Thurgood is still struggling with a knee injury that threatens to end his season.

Darlington news

Darlington striker Tadgh Purcell hopes to shake off an ankle injury in time for the last game of the season .

Purcell, the club's leading goalscorer with nine goals despite only arriving in January, has missed the last two games.

Young Michael Smith, who scored in his second start for the club last week, will partner Chris Moore if Purcell misses out.

Skipper Ian Miller is also hoping to be fit after playing through the pain barrier in recent weeks with a hernia.

The central defender, who made a goalscoring return in the 2-0 win at Macclesfield last week, could be replaced by Mark Bower if he fails to make it.

Relegated Darlington have won three of their last nine league games under manager Simon Davey.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 13 28
2 Bury 13 26
3 Burton Albion 13 25
4 Luton Town 13 24
5 Plymouth Argyle 13 22
6 Morecambe 13 22
7 Shrewsbury Town 13 21
8 Southend United 13 21
9 Newport County AFC 13 19
10 Cheltenham Town 13 19
11 Cambridge United 13 18
12 Northampton Town 13 18
13 AFC Wimbledon 13 18
14 Portsmouth 13 17
15 Stevenage 13 17
16 Mansfield Town 13 17
17 Exeter City 13 16
18 Accrington Stanley 13 16
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 14
20 Oxford United 13 13
21 Carlisle United 13 12
22 Hartlepool United 13 11
23 York City 13 10
24 Tranmere Rovers 13 9

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