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Daggers new signing ready to beat old club Tranmere Rovers

18:00 05 March 2015

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Dagenham & Redbridge's new loan signing Shamir Fenelon made his debut against Mansfield Town (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Wayne Burnett finally able to bring in Brighton forward Fenelon on loan

Shamir Fenelon of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Shamir Fenelon of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Shamir Fenelon helped Tranmere Rovers beat Exeter City only a few weeks ago, but he will be doing everything he can this weekend to help Dagenham & Redbridge pick up three points at Prenton Park.

The 20-year-old called Rovers home between November 21 and the end of January, but signed on loan for Wayne Burnett’s team from Brighton & Hove Albion late last week until March 28.

Fenelon made his Daggers debut in the 2-1 defeat at Mansfield on Saturday and started and played 76 minutes on Tuesday night in the 2-0 success over Hartlepool United.

Dagenham & Redbridge attackers Shamir Fenelon (right) and Jamie Cureton (left) celebrate as Scott Harrison of Hartlepool United holds is head in his hands after scoring an own goal to put Dagenham ahead (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Dagenham & Redbridge attackers Shamir Fenelon (right) and Jamie Cureton (left) celebrate as Scott Harrison of Hartlepool United holds is head in his hands after scoring an own goal to put Dagenham ahead (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

On Saturday he will be aiming to get one over his old side.

“I have just come off the back of a good two months at Tranmere on loan,” said Fenelon.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

“I helped them move up the league, scored a couple of goals and put in some good performances, so hopefully I can do the same here at Dagenham.

“It was only a few weeks ago I was at Tranmere helping them out and now I will be wanting to beat them on Saturday.

“It will be strange, but that is football. That is what happens. It would be nice to get a goal.

“There will probably be a little bit of banter from their fans because it is such a short period after I finished with them.”

Daggers are the fourth team Fenelon has played for this season after he made three appearances for Brighton in August.

Rochdale was Fenelon’s next destination, but he returned after a month and then moved to Merseyside with Tranmere.

Now he is at Victoria Road for an initial month and is pleased to be back in the south.

“The manager sat me down before the Mansfield game and spoke to me and said he had tried to get me at the start of pre-season,” he added.

“The first I heard of Dagenham’s interest was on Thursday (February 26), though.

“I have been up north, but Dagenham is only an hour away from my house, so it is good to be down south again.

“I am looking to do what I can to help the team. I want to score some goals, put in a few good performances and help us climb up the table.”

Fenelon knows Joss Labadie from his time at Torquay United last year, but isn’t familiar with anybody else at Daggers.

But manager Burnett revealed he also attempted to sign him during the 2013/14 campaign.

“We tried to get him at the start of the season and he went to Rochdale,” he added.

“We also tried to get him the previous season and he had gone out, but we have managed to get him and he has come in and hopefully he can have an impact.

“He has got an opportunity to play some football, so hopefully we can get the benefits of that.”

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