Dagenham & Redbridge return emotional admits Woking boss Garry Hill

PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 May 2017

Woking manager Garry Hill (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Woking manager Garry Hill (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Cards manager was in charge of Daggers for five years earlier in career

Garry Hill admits it was an emotional return to Victoria Road on Saturday as he made the trip to Dagenham & Redbridge with current club Woking.

The Cards boss was in charge of Daggers from 1999 to 2004, taking the Essex side to at least the third round of the FA Cup three times, as well as the inaugural Conference play-off final in 2003.

It was a happy return to Victoria Road for Hill on Saturday as his Woking side collected the point they needed to remain in the National League.

And the 57-year-old admitted he always had a feeling that there would be a lot riding on his return to his former club on the final day of the campaign.

“It was irony coming back to Dagenham where I had so many successful seasons and then John Still took it on and it goes from there,” Hill told BBC Radio Surrey.

“I knew it would come down to being at Dagenham on the last day of the season.

“It was always going to be a moving day for me, seeing so many friends and people I’ve met in the past from my successful days with the club.

“I was very grateful and made very welcome here, which has always been the case.”

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