There are increased fears that Dagenham & Redbridge may not make it to next season.

After director Glyn Hopkin’s funding ceased, the Daggers have been desperately trying to find a new backer, with a recent friendly with West Ham United staged to raise funds. Even though the club, who were in League One in 2010/11, are not in debt, there is currently no way to fund it going forward.

In quotes shared by the London Evening Standard, Dagenham managing director Steve Thompson said on Wednesday: “The situation is quite dire. We have not managed to attract an investor and we could possibly run out of money in the next couple of months.

“We are at home to Maidenhead on Saturday and that potentially could be our last ever home game. We are still talking to a number of people but no one has come out of the woodwork yet.

“We are looking at ways of keeping the club going next season but it is relying on us finding some short-term funding and I am not sure we can do that. Our problem is commitments to players’ contracts and being able to service them going forward.”

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