Daggers head back for pre-season training

PUBLISHED: 16:00 28 June 2018

Elliot Bonds is among the Dagenham & Redbridge players heading back for pre-season training on Friday (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Elliot Bonds is among the Dagenham & Redbridge players heading back for pre-season training on Friday (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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New boss Peter Taylor to meet much of squad face-to-face for first time

Much of the Dagenham & Redbridge squad will meet new manager Peter Taylor for the first time on Friday when they report back for pre-season training.

Daggers will start the new National League term under new management after Taylor took over from John Still, who resigned from his post before joining divisional rivals Barnet.

With a new man at the helm, this pre-season looks set to be a particularly important one for the Victoria Road outfit if they are to make a good start to the new term.

Taylor says he has already spoken to much of the squad ahead of their return to training, but is excited about the prospect of working with them for the first time.

“I’ve spoken to all the players and it sounds crazy when I was told that at times John had 28 players here last season,” said the 65-year-old.

“That sounds fantastic and you think it will be a committed team, which it was 100 per cent, but this year will be a very different season for all the players.

“We won’t have that amount of players, but what it does mean is that if you’re one of the players here, you have a really good chance of playing football.

“That’s what players are interested in, they want to play football. They’re not even worried who’s in charge or whatever, as long as they’re on the team sheet and can go and improve they’re trade, that’s what I think they’re interested in.

“The impression I’ve got from all the players is terrific and that they’re all looking forward to coming back, knowing that they’ve got a chance with us probably having an 18-man squad, so they’re going to get a chance.”

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