The Daggers know a win in the early kick-off would move them to into the play-off places for a few hours at least and within a point of their opponents this weekend, writes Tom Feaheny.
Jake Howells is hoping the side can climb the table this weekend.
"Every game is a tough and important game in this league, we know Sutton are a good side and very well organised and are around the top places for a reason. They are strong at home and know how to play on the 4G pitch," Howells said.
"We look to go into every game to win the game and we believe in the ability we have in our squad and that we can get the result we want."
The points difference from 2nd to 11th is just 9 points and Howells says that small gap shows there is plenty to play for and adds to the importance of Saturday's game.
"The league so far has been entertaining for the mutual as in everyone is beating everyone. It’s the closest the league has been for a good few years without teams completely running away with the league.
There is still a long way to go and a lot of football to be played. We have a strong and fit squad that we can compete for promotion this year and we’re look to get back on a good run starting on Saturday against Sutton."
While Daggenham are just outside the play-off places they are just ten points off top spot and know a good run could see them challenging for that place by the end of the season.
"So far our season probably hasn’t gone as well as we maybe of liked but this year the league is so tight that we are still working hard towards winning the league.
"I think consistency is key and going on a good run of results is something we want to do.
"We have good experience in our squad and staff that will help us later on in the season. Our focus is each game as it comes and to perform to our best ability which we believe can achieve promotion."
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