Dagenham & Redbridge skipper Scott Doe says he has used off-season to reflect and recharge

PUBLISHED: 11:00 23 June 2017

Scott Doe of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Scott Doe of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers skipper soon to be back in training with pre-season just around the corner

Dagenham & Redbridge skipper Scott Doe says he has used the off-season to reflect on the previous campaign in the National League.

Daggers finished fourth in the table, before being beaten in the play-offs by Forest Green Rovers, with their final match of the season being a 2-0 loss at the New Lawn.

Since then, the Daggers squad have had their feet up, and Doe knows how important it is for the team to recuperate ahead of returning for the new term.

“The few weeks off have been nice and it’s given all of us a chance to recharge,” he said.

“It’s always a long season, and of course the play-offs made it that little bit longer this year.

“The past few weeks have also given us a chance to reflect on the season and think about next year.”

Doe and his Daggers team mates only have a few days remaining before they are due to return, with plenty of new faces among them.

The Essex club have already confirmed the arrivals of Ben Nunn, Daniel Sparkes, Morgan Ferrier, Bondz N’Gala and Michael Cheek, with more expected.

Pre-season will be a vital period for Daggers and boss John Still as he looks to gel the team together ahead of the upcoming campaign.

And Doe believes there could be one part of pre-season that the whole team are looking forward to.

“We’ll be back in training on July 1 and then we’re off to Portugal on July 5 for a training camp, which will be good for us,” he added.

“Of course it will be tough, but everyone knows the season comes around quick once you’re back in pre-season, so we’re looking forward to it.”

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