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West Ham to play cash-strapped Dagenham & Redbridge in friendly

Dagenham & Redbridge will host the friendly. Credit: PA

Cash-strapped National League side Dagenham & Redbridge will host a friendly against West Ham United in order to raise money.

The National League team are in dire financial straits and the game to take place during the international break in March will be a great boost to the club.

West Ham say they will take a squad consisting of first team players for the friendly.

Dagenham & Redbridge are pleased to announce a major fundraising venture in support of the #SaveTheDaggers campaign.

We are delighted that the management of our nearest Premier League team, West Ham United, have agreed to support the cause by fielding a team comprising first team squad members in a friendly game at the Chigwell Construction Stadium during the forthcoming International break. Our thanks to David Sullivan, David Moyes and his team for this fantastic gesture and their help.

The game will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21st March 2018.

We have been able to agree good value ticket prices, and are hoping this will encourage a bumper crowd to turn out for the game.

So please come on down to the Chigwell Construction Stadium for an additional night of football. Bring a friend, or two, or more and we can use the gate takings to help get us back on track.

– Dagenham & Redbridge