New faces impress for Daggers

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still was delighted with his two new loan signings as both Gillingham midfielder Adam Miller and Chelsea full back Nana Ofori-Twumasi enjoyed winning debuts at Accrington on Saturday.

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still was delighted with his two new loan signings as both Gillingham midfielder Adam Miller and Chelsea full back Nana Ofori-Twumasi enjoyed winning debuts at Accrington on Saturday.

Miller partnered Stuart Thurgood in the centre of midfield for 69 minutes until he was replaced by Wes Thomas, while Ofori-Twumasi slotted in at right back, in what was his Football League debut.

"Adam Miller is an experienced player, he needs a few games, but he came in and it meant we could push Peter Gain slightly further left," said Still.


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"He ran out of petrol which we expected, but it was nice we could look around and see we had a change.

"It has made the squad that little bit stronger and means I don't have to play players out of position.

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"I had seen Nana play a couple of times, and I know someone who knows Frank Arnesen (director of football) at Chelsea.

"I asked what was the chance of him coming out on loan and he said they usually like to send them out to clubs a bit higher.

"We can only ask the question, but they were very good and said yes, as we didn't think we would get him.

"I've seen him play a couple of times, he's a confident kid, a bright kid, which you have to be to stay at Chelsea.

"He had a good debut, he's mixed in well with all the lads, and did really well in what were atrocious conditions."

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