Guy to extend loan deal

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still has confirmed he will be extending the loan of Colchester United striker Jamie Guy. The 21-year-old has made five appearances since moving to Victoria Road for a month and netted the winner in the 1-0 victory at Por

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still has confirmed he will be extending the loan of Colchester United striker Jamie Guy, writes MIKE SIMMONDS.

The 21-year-old has made five appearances since moving to Victoria Road for a month and netted the winner in the 1-0 victory at Port Vale.

Although leading scorer Paul Benson is now fit again, Still wants to keep the United forward, to add competition with fellow striker Ben Strevens.

"We are going to extend his loan, I think he's come in and made a good contribution," said Still, who takes his side to promotion-chasing Exeter City this weekend.

"His work-rate is good and he's getting fitter and more focused with every game."

Another player that Still is hoping might be make a welcome return to Victoria Road next campaign is winger Matt Ritchie, who has been outstanding in his loan spell with the club.

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The youngster has been offered a new deal with Premier League club Portsmouth, but Still is hopeful that Daggers haven't seen the last of him.

"Matty's a good player who has done very well for us," said Still. "I have spoken to Pompey boss Paul Hart and it might be possible that we can do something next season."

Meanwhile, managing director Steve Thompson told the Recorder that there had been no outcome yet on the club taking legal action against EDF Energy after the club's match with Brentford was postponed due to a power failure.

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