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Dagenham & Redbridge forward Oliver Hawkins attracting interest from Portsmouth

PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 July 2017

Oliver Hawkins celebrates scoring for Dagenham & Redbridge against North Ferriby United in January (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Oliver Hawkins celebrates scoring for Dagenham & Redbridge against North Ferriby United in January (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers could face a battle to keep hold of top scorer this summer

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Oliver Hawkins is understood to be the subject of interest from League One outfit Portsmouth.

According to The Non-League Paper on Sunday, the south coast club are considering making a bid for the tall striker, a report which was later picked up by The Portsmouth News.

The 25-year-old scored 18 goals in the National League last term as Daggers finished fourth in the table.

It is that form that has attracted the interest from Pompey, who last season won the League Two title.

It is not the first time the former Hemel Hempstead Town man has been the subject of interest from clubs in the Football League.

In January, Swindon Town were understood to have had a bid rejected, while Ipswich Town also ran the rule over Hawkins before signing Kieffer Moore from Forest Green Rovers.

Earlier this summer, Rotherham United boss Paul Warne revealed he had been to see Hawkins in action last term, but he was no longer one of his top targets for the Millers.

Hawkins was valued at £250,000 in January, but it is believed Portsmouth are unwilling to pay that much for the forward.


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