Dagenham & Redbridge captain Scott Doe delighted to see manager John Still sign new contract
PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 March 2017
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Daggers skipper pleased manager will be sticking around past the summer
Dagenham & Redbridge skipper Scott Doe is thrilled that manager John Still has signed a new two-year deal to stay with the Essex club.
Still’s previous contract was due to expire in the summer, but the 66-year-old, who is in his third spell in charge of Daggers, will now remain until the summer of 2019.
Doe has twice been signed for the Victoria Road outfit by Still and the defender is pleased to see a man he has so much respect for remain a part of the club.
“John played a major part in me coming back here and he brought me in the first time too,” said the skipper.
“The contract extension means another two years of him bringing in young, hungry players from the non-league and achieving like we have done this season.
“It’s good for the club and good for us players too to know that he will still be here.”
News of Still extending his stay with Daggers also means the club can now start to plan for next season, with the manager already understood to be working on a list of targets.
One of those is understood to be former Daggers youngster Mason Bloomfield, who is now impressing for Aveley, who ply their trade in the Ryman League North.
Doe acknowledges that Still sticking around will help attract players to the club ahead of next season, but knows it may also see some of those currently with the Essex club stay put too.
“We know there won’t be any change in the manager, change can affect some players, but now it won’t,” added the 28-year-old.
“John is staying around so he can build on what he’s done this season. We can build with these players and bring in more, grow and continue to push forward.”
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