Ferdinand keen to stay with Daggers
PUBLISHED: 10:30 04 September 2015
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Midfielder happy to sign new deal with contract expiring next week
After helping the team pick up their first win of the season on Tuesday, Kane Ferdinand hopes he has done enough to earn a contract extension with Dagenham & Redbridge.
The midfielder joined the club on a one-month contract on August 6, but has yet to agree a new deal at Victoria Road.
As it stands, Saturday’s trip to Northampton could well be his last match for Daggers if fresh terms cannot be agreed.
But Ferdinand knows the best way to convince boss Wayne Burnett he is worth a new deal is to continue his recent run of good form.
“As a player, all you can do is keep playing and try to impress as much as you can,” said the former Southend man.
“Personally, I don’t know what’s going to happen at the minute, but I’d like to stay. I’m enjoying my time here and any player enjoys playing.”
The initial deal for Ferdinand came during a busy spell ahead of Dagenham’s opening game at Portsmouth, when they signed three players in a weekend.
Having joined so close to the start of the season, it took Ferdinand and the other new boys time to adjust to their new surroundings.
But Daggers looked to have turned a corner with their recent display at Wycombe, which they have built on to extend their unbeaten run to three games.
And Ferdinand believes the team will only continue to improve in the coming weeks as they continue to get to know one another better.
He added: “We have a clearer picture now of who’s going to be in the squad.
“We’re all comfortable now, comfortable with each other and everyone gets on well. It’s only going to help the team gel quicker on and off the pitch.”
Daggers may only make a couple of changes for the trip to Sixfields this weekend, with Andre Boucaud, Jack Connors and Niko Hämäläinen all away on international duty.
Nyron Nosworthy could return in defence after missing the win in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, where they defeated Cambridge United 2-0.
But regardless of who plays on Saturday, Ferdinand is confident Dagenham can secure their first league victory since April.
“We’ve been waiting for that first win for quite a while. It’s good to get it, albeit in the cup, but a win’s a win,” he said.
“Hopefully that can give us the confidence to take into the league.”
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