Still eyes further additions
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still hasn t ruled out making further additions to his squad in the January transfer window.
by MIKE SIMMONDS
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still hasn't ruled out making further additions to his squad in the January transfer window.
Striker Phil Walsh completed his move from Dorchester Town last week, while as the Post reported, Marlon Pack signed on loan from Portsmouth, but Still insisted his business wouldn't stop there.
"We are looking to bring at least one or two players in permanently, most probably defenders," he said.
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"There are lots of players that I'm interested in, but nothing has come off just yet.
"It can be a case of waiting for other clubs to do their business before we can do ours.
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"We have Jamie Day on loan at left back, but if I can get something else permanent I will send him back, and that's no disrespect to him, but I like my own players."
Still also confirmed that Nana Ofori-Twumasi and Adam Miller had returned to their respective clubs after their loans ended this week.
"Nana has gone back to Chelsea and it's time for Abu Ogogo to step up and push on," said the manager.
"He only lost his place due to suspension, but he is one of our players and we want to give him a chance.
"Adam has also gone back, because if we had signed him again, Gillingham could have called him back at any time, and we didn't want that.
"Danny Spiller is now fit and has signed a deal until the end of the season, while there is every chance of extending Marlon Pack's loan, like we did with Matt Ritchie too."
One player who has become an official Dagger now is winger Darren Currie, who has agreed his release from Chesterfield.
"Darren has been concluded and he has signed a deal until end of next season," said Still.
"He hasn't done that much for us yet, but I know exactly the role I want him to play.
"We need to get him higher up the pitch and we haven't been able to do that with the injuries we have had.
"He hasn't had a great deal of football recently, but I thought he looked fitter in our last match (against Cheltenham).
"With the young wingers we have in Danny Green, Graeme Montgomery and Steven Demetriou, he is also a fine example for them to learn from."
This time last season, Daggers supporters endured a nervous January to see if any of their stars were sold, but this time round, Still is hopeful that won't be the case.
"I had some enquiries before the window, but nothing since then," said the boss.
"I'm not looking to sell, but as I always say, if teams want to make an offer, we will always listen.
"Nothing has happened yet though and I hope it stays that way."
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