Daggers boss confirms interest in Crewe defender

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still has admitted he is interested in bringing Crewe Alexandra defender Billy Jones to the club.

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still has admitted he is interested in bringing Crewe Alexandra defender Billy Jones to the club.

The 26-year-old, who started his career at Leyton Orient, before joining Exeter, moved to Gresty Road for �85,000 in May, 2007.

He has played 84 times for the Railwaymen, but has not featured this season since the 2-1 home defeat by Port Vale on October 17, and is out of contract in May.


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"We have asked about Billy, but the money that they wanted for him was more then we could afford," Still confirmed to the Post.

"We have said that if they come back with something closer to our valuation them we would be willing to talk."

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Crewe manager Dario Gradi revealed that he would be willing to see Jones, as long as the price was right.

"Billy wants to leave at the end of the season," he said.

"That is his right. Our right is to try to get some money for him before the end of the season.”

Still also reiterated that even if the move to sign Jones falls through, he will be looking to strengthen his rearguard this month.

"I'm looking to bring in one if not two defensive players in the window," he said.

"Whether that is in time for this weekend I don't know, but I am hoping to do some business.

"We are talking to people and it's just a question of seeing what happens now."

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