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Romain is eager to impress on return to Daggers ranks

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 June 2018

Daggers Elliott Romain battles for the ball with Jamie Sendles-White (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers Elliott Romain battles for the ball with Jamie Sendles-White (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge striker Elliott Romain is keen to push on and impress under the club’s new management team of Peter Taylor and Terry Harris.

Terry Harris on the touchline during the Vanrama National League Play-off Final with Boreham Wood (Pic: Dominic Lipinski/PA)Terry Harris on the touchline during the Vanrama National League Play-off Final with Boreham Wood (Pic: Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Daggers announced the appointment of Taylor and Harris last Tuesday afternoon and Romain – who spent majority of last season out on loan – wants to make an early impression and break his way into the starting line-up.

The 26-year-old says he will knuckle down and is already setting himself big targets of pushing his own career into the Football League.

“I want to get my head down now and try score as many goals as possible for Dagenham,” Romain said.

“Hopefully in pre-season I can show them what I can do and hopefully they will select me.”

The former Eastbourne Borough attacker believes the current situation at the club plays into his favour and the small squad will bring him more opportunities to stake a place.

“It’s good in a way for me that it is like that, as with a big squad your chances will be limited, but now the squad is smaller I’m pretty sure I can make an impact and earn a place in the starting line-up,” he added. “I just want to play as many games and score as many goals as possible.”

Romain is excited to work with Taylor and link up once again with Harris who was assistant manager when the striker joined the club in March 2017.

“Peter has loads of experience at a higher level and I was with Terry for two months at Dagenham last year when I was brought in towards the end of the season and he was really good to work with so I’m pretty happy about the management team,” he said.

The striker is setting the bar high for himself and believes a big season at the Victoria Road outfit could help fulfill his dreams of playing in the Football League, after seeing Fejiri Okenabirhie move on.

“I want to play as high as I can in football and the only way you’re going to get moves is to score as many goals and play as well as you can and that’s what I want to do for Dagenham.

“That’s my only target really – to play in the Football League. It has been since I was young.

“I’ve played in every league since county league and I’m looking to keep going up if possible, and obviously performances will decide that.”


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