Daggers defender moves to Peterborough

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE defender Scott Griffiths has signed for Championship side Peterborough on loan with a view to a permanent deal in the January transfer window.

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE defender Scott Griffiths has signed for Championship side Peterborough on loan with a view to a permanent deal in the January transfer window.

Griffiths, 23, has been with Daggers since, 2004, making 234 appearances and scoring four goals, but was out of contract at the end of the season, and has decided to move to London Road, where he joins former club-mates Craig Mackail-Smith, Dominic Green and Shaun Batt.

After losing Danny Foster, Ben Strevens and Sam Saunders to Brentford on free transfers in the close season, manager John Still explained had no option apart from selling the popular left back, especially after discussions with Griffiths' agent.


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"After a meeting with Scott and his agent, the agent made it clear that Scott would not be signing a new contract with the club," said a clearly disappointed Daggers boss.

"He also made it perfectly clear to me that Scott has been at the club too long and that he wanted to leave.

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"We as a club, were left in the position that we had a player with us who didn't want to be here and wouldn't be signing a new contract at the end of the season.

"We therefore acted in the best interests of the club after the intervention of the agent who had refused the club any chance to have any further talks with the player over his future."

Griffiths now goes into the squad for Peterborough's match with Scunthorpe tomorrow and Posh manager Darren Ferguson added: "Scott isn't the biggest but has good spring and will certainly boost out options in that position."

What do you make of the decision to sell Griffiths? Email: mike.simmonds@archant.co.uk

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