Daggers bring in Urchins wingman

Dagenham & Redbridge boss, Daryl McMahon, has moved quickly to recruit highly-rated winger, George Saunders, from Isthmian Premier League outfit, Hornchurch

The 22-year-old impressed during a two-year stint at Bridge Avenue, the player receiving the Urchins Player of the Year accolade in 2108/19.

After starting at Kelvedon Hatch, the player caught the eye of both Reading and Crystal Palace as he continued to progress.

Speaking to www.daggers.co.uk  about the signing, McMahon enthused: “George is a really exciting signing for us, he’s been outstanding for Hornchurch over the past two seasons. He’s got so many assists during his time there and he has a lot of talent.

“He’s a player that we can’t expect too much from straight away, we need to give him that time to develop. He is a very talented player and lots of clubs went in for George, but luckily, he chose us.

“It helped that he had been to a few Daggers matches over the years with his dad, and I’m really looking forward to working with him and helping him develop.”

Meanwhile, the Daggers have confirmed several comings and goings at Victoria Road.

Those currently under contract for the 2020/21 campaign are; Angelo Balanta, Mitch Brundle, Kenny Clark, Luke Croll, Sam Deering, James Dobson, Reece Grant, Elliot Justham, Joan Luque, Joe Quigley, Matt Robinson and Myles Weston.

Contacted player, Manny Onariase is currently in advanced negotiations with an EFL side which could see him leave the Daggers.

Andrew Eleftheriou, Harry Phipps and Josh Strizovic have accepted new deals, while Liam Gordon is set to depart after rejecting terms.

Also heading out of Victoria Road are Bagasan Graham, Chike Kandi, Alex McQueen, Harold Odametey, Will Wood, Will Wright and Gabby Zakuani have not been offered new contracts.


Brian Jeeves

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