Burnett “pleased” to secure futures of trio
PUBLISHED: 09:30 22 May 2015
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Daggers tie Andre Boucaud, Ashley Hemmings and Ade Yusuff down with new deals
It may be the close season, but Dagenham & Redbridge have been busy this week as three players agreed new contracts with the club.
Andre Boucaud, Ashley Hemmings and Ade Yusuff all joined Daggers last summer and have penned fresh deals to remain at Victoria Road.
Boucaud has made an impact in the heart of midfield, making a total of 44 appearances in all competitions, netting in the 6-6 Capital One Cup draw with Brentford, and has been rewarded with a two-year deal.
Hemmings, meanwhile, has pestered many opposition full-backs with searing runs from midfield during the campaign, scoring seven and setting up a further two goals.
Yusuff scored twice in his debut season, with both goals coming away at Accrington Stanley and, like Hemmings, has agreed a one-year extension with the east Londoners.
Daggers boss Wayne Burnett was delighted the club have finalised the futures of three players he has hailed as “crucial” early on.
“We’re really pleased to have secured their signatures. They have been a vital part of the squad and will continue to be next year,” said Burnett.
“If we can keep the nucleus of the squad together then I am sure we can achieve good things next season.”
On their way out of Victoria Road this summer, however, are the trio of Brian Saah, Bradley Goldberg and Joel Nouble. Both Saah and Goldberg spent time out on loan this campaign and have been told their deals wills not be renewed.
Nouble came through the Daggers youth academy, but made only one appearance, away to Cheltenham on the final day of the 2013/14 season.
The club have also revealed that they have offered terms to Ian Gayle, Matt Partridge, Frankie Raymond, Billy Bingham, Scott Doe and Joe Widdowson, while talks are ongoing with Luke Howell.
And Burnett is confident of keeping hold of the majority of his squad this summer.
“I’d like to think the guys that have been offered deals will stay and keep the nucleus together,” he added.
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