Daggers snap up Stortford winger
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still has made his first signing of the close season after capturing Bishop s Stortford winger Danny Green on a free transfer. Green, 20, began his career with Northampton Town, but was released by manager Stuart Gray, be
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still has made his first signing of the close season after capturing Bishop's Stortford winger Danny Green on a free transfer, writes MIKE SIMMONDS.
Green, 20, began his career with Northampton Town, but was released by manager Stuart Gray, before dropping down to the Blue Square South.
The youngster will link up with his new team-mates for pre-season training, and Still was delighted with his new acquisition.
"We've watched a lot of him, we like him and I think he's got something," said the boss.
"He's got good touch, good ability, can cross the ball, he's young and needs a lot of work, which are all things I like.
"We think he's got terrific potential and those are the types of players we've really got to take on."
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Stortford manager Mark Simpson also paid his departing winger a glowing tribute, adding: "He has been brilliant for us. He never misses a training session. He's a lovely kid and I wish him all the best.
"I don't want to hold him back. He has proved what a decent player he is. He will go there and show he is good enough and I believe he is good enough to play at an even higher level."
With Green now on board for next season, it will increase speculation that the likes of Sam Saunders and Ben Strevens might be playing their football elsewhere, as both will soon be out of contract.
Although Still admitted that may well be the case, nothing concrete has been decided yet.
"We're talking to all players about the coming season, looking at contracts and I will be announcing what we'll be doing next week," he said.
"Players are out of contract and they may well go somewhere else, but they haven't gone somewhere else yet.
"We've spoken to them and they know the sort of offers we can make and it's whether or not they want to take other offers and go to other places."
This time of the season when for transfer speculation is rife too, with the likes of Paul Terry and Aiden Palmer, who spent a spell on loan at Victoria Road, both released by Leyton Orient.
The pair have already been linked with Daggers, but Still confirmed nothing was in the pipeline yet.
"Until I sort out what I'm doing here, there is no point in me looking at areas that I don't need too," he said.
"I have highlighted one or two areas I think I need to look at, but things may change a little bit, so I'm not knocking any doors down at the moment."
One change that has occurred is behind the scenes, where former Orient and Plymouth midfielder Wayne Burnett will take over from Robbie Garvey in the role of coach/player development.
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