Still: We couldn't compete with Crewe's offer

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still admitted he had no chance in persuading Wealdstone defender Carl Martin to join the club, after Crewe Alexandra came in for the youngster. Martin, who was training with the Daggers and expected to play in Tuesday s

EXCLUSIVE by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still admitted he had no chance in persuading Wealdstone defender Carl Martin to join the club, after Crewe Alexandra came in for the youngster.

Martin, who was training with the Daggers and expected to play in Tuesday's reserve team match against Millwall, agreed terms at Gresty Road and travelled up to undertake a medical yesterday.

He is expected to sign a two-and-a-half year deal with the Railwaymen, and Still told the Post, that he couldn't compete with their offer.


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"If we had signed him on the money that Crewe were offering him then he would have been our top earner!" said the boss.

"He wanted to stay on at the club, but although I would have been able to offer a similar length deal, there was no way I could offer him that kind of money.

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"It's a shame, because we wanted to have a look at him, but I'm used to these sort of things happening at our club, and I wish him all the best."

Daggers slipped to a 3-2 defeat in their encounter against the Lions yesterday afternoon, but Still was pleased with how his side fared.

"It was a really good workout against a side who are doing well in League One and have plenty of top players," he said.

"But, I was delighted by my team and it shows me that we have some top-class young players at the club."

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