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Doe confident new signings can hit the ground running for Daggers in the new term

PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:20 20 June 2017

Ben Nunn, in action for Boreham Wood, challenges new Dagenham & Redbridge team mate Oliver Hawkins for the ball (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Ben Nunn, in action for Boreham Wood, challenges new Dagenham & Redbridge team mate Oliver Hawkins for the ball (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Skipper Scott Doe believes new signing Ben Nunn will be a hit for Dagenham & Redbridge at right back in the National League next season.

Morgan Ferrier celebrates scoring for Boreham Wood at Dagenham & Redbridge last season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Morgan Ferrier celebrates scoring for Boreham Wood at Dagenham & Redbridge last season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Nunn is one of five new faces confirmed by Daggers this summer and played with Doe at Boreham Wood in the 2015-16 season.

And defender Doe believes the new man has the required quality and attributes to help the Essex club compete at the top of the table next term.

“I’ve been keeping track of the signings and Ben is a good friend of mine because of our time at Boreham Wood,” said the Daggers captain.

“With him being a right-back, I played near him at centre-back a fair few times, so I know a lot about his game.

Michael Cheek celebrates scoring for Braintree Town against Dagenham & Redbridge last season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Michael Cheek celebrates scoring for Braintree Town against Dagenham & Redbridge last season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

“Ben’s a good, reliable right-back and with Curtley Williams leaving, he’ll be a good addition and will compete with Sam Ling in that position.”

Two other new signings for Daggers are forwards Morgan Ferrier from Boreham Wood and Michael Cheek from Braintree Town.

Both scored against Daggers last season, so Doe will be somewhat relieved they are now his team mates.

And he is excited about what damage Daggers might do going forward, with the new boys joining the likes of Oliver Hawkins, Fejiri Okenabirhie and Corey Whitely as options going forward.

Bondz N'Gala in action for Barnet against Dagenham & Redbridge earlier in his career (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Bondz N'Gala in action for Barnet against Dagenham & Redbridge earlier in his career (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

“Both Morgan and Michael are positive signings because they were top scorers for their teams last season,” he added.

“The impressive thing is they scored a lot of goals for teams lower down the table, especially Michael in doing it for a team that got relegated.

“Both will add to what we have up front next season and I’m sure we won’t be short of goals.”

The other two new players to join Daggers so far this summer are Daniel Sparkes from Torquay United and Bondz N’Gala from Dover Athletic.

N’Gala is another former team mate of Doe’s and the Daggers captain believes the former West Ham United trainee is another shrewd addition.

“Bondz came in on loan when I was at Weymouth and though we didn’t play together much, he’s someone I know well,” he said.

“He’s a good player who has done well wherever he has been and I’m sure he’ll be another good addition.”


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