The television cameras return to the Knights Community Stadium this Saturday for Sutton United’s mouthwatering lunchtime Vanarama National League showdown with Dagenham and Redbridge.

This will be the fourth time BT Sport has shown a live game from Sutton in the past 18 months and the U’s will be hoping for a similar outcome to their previous screenings — 1-0 home victories over Tranmere Rovers and Leeds United and a 2-0 success on the opening day of this season against Leyton Orient.

The U’s beat the Daggers 2-1 when the sides met in September thanks to a last-gasp winner from Kenny Davis and United manager Paul Doswell has enjoyed wrecking the reputations of the divisions so-called big boys all season.

“There is no doubt about it, we are punching above our weight,” he said.

“But we don’t fear anyone and we are thinking ‘why shouldn’t it be us?’

“We are a very good team and, as we have shown, we are more than a match for anyone in this division.

“We are taking it game by game and we’ll see where that gets us. If we are in the mix during the run-in around March then we’ll give it a go.”

In what is a very congested top end of the table, Dagenham currently occupy eighth place and are out of the play-off places on goal difference, despite being only four points behind the U’s in third and Doswell is acutely aware that John Still’s team are also in desperate need of the points.

“It should be a cracking game with a big crowd and great atmosphere,” he said.

“We showed at their place what we are capable of and we’ll be looking to do the same on Saturday but it won’t be easy.

“Dagenham will be another big test for us as they’re up there, too.

"Plus we’ve got three or four tough league games coming up after that — Barrow, Dover, Wrexham and Torquay — it will be tough but we have absolutely nothing to fear.

“We’ve had some great crowds this season but I just wish we could get more of the Sutton public along.

"We’ve done the borough proud by serving up some great football and excellent season ticket prices. This team deserves bigger crowds.”

This week marks the first anniversary of Sutton’s stunning 3-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup third round and it seems that Doswell and his coaching staff have worked hard to foster a team spirit that the famous Dons Crazy Gang of the 1980s would have been proud of.

It’s a testament to the success, team spirit and general feel-good factor around the club these days that some of Sutton’s best players in recent seasons have returned to Gander Green Lane having left to gain experience in the Football League.

Midfielder Harry Beautyman, who is still only 25, returned to Sutton this month after spells with Peterborough United, Northampton Town and Stevenage while Tom Bolarinwa, who turns 28 this weekend, made the move back after just over a season with Grimsby Town.

“The key thing about both those players is that they were desperate to return to Sutton and they love the atmosphere here. We are very happy with the squad we’ve got. 

“Harry and Tom have got great energy and their work rate is excellent.

"We were a good team before but we are a much better team for having them back with us.”

Sutton United v Dagenham and Redbridge, Knights Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, SM1 2EY, Saturday, January 20, 12.30pm.