Hemmings enjoying life as a Dagger

17:00 04 December 2014

Ashley Hemmings of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring for Daggers against Brentford (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Ashley Hemmings of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring for Daggers against Brentford (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Victoria Road ace happy to be back in London

Ashley Hemmings may have played most of his football in the Midlands and have a brummie accent, but the 23-year-old was actually born a Londoner.

Therefore signing for Dagenham & Redbridge in the summer has allowed him to comeback to his roots, and he is enjoying his time at Victoria Road.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster has immediately become a big part of Wayne Burnett’s team since signing on a free transfer following his release from Walsall.

He has started 13 times in the league this campaign and has settled in nicely at Daggers.

“I have found it good, I get on great with the boys and the staff,” said Hemmings.

“They all made me feel welcome and it has been good so far. It is my first time with a club in London and I am enjoying it.

“I was brought up here so it is good to be back. I left London when I was seven and moved to Wolves.

“It is a bit mad being back, but it has been good and I have seen a few family members so it has been alright.”

Hemmings and Daggers have a rarity this weekend, with no competitive match scheduled due to their exit to Southport in the first round of the FA Cup recently.

Tranmere Rovers visit on December 13, though, so the versatile ace has insisted everyone will be making sure they prepare properly for that key match.

He added: “We don’t get too many times without a game on a weekend.

“We have just got to keep fit and keep focused. I think we might have a little rest and then we’ll go again.

“That is a big game against Tranmere when we come back, everyone will be on it.

“Everyone will look after themselves and make sure they are doing the right thing.”


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