Former Arsenal striker signs deal with Daggers

PUBLISHED: 17:30 22 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:31 22 July 2013

Rhys Murphy with manager Wayne Burnett after signing for Daggers. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Rhys Murphy with manager Wayne Burnett after signing for Daggers. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

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Dagenham & Redbridge add forward to squad ahead of League Two campaign.

Dagenham & Redbridge have completed the signing of striker Rhys Murphy on a two-year deal, subject to international clearance.

The 22-year-old former Arsenal man has impressed with his performances throughout pre-season and scored in the 5-1 win at Thurrock last Tuesday.

Daggers are still awaiting international clearance though, as the striker played in Holland last year for second division side Telstar.

But Burnett is pleased to add him to his attacking options.

“We actually played against him a few years back when Arsenal played us in a pre-season frindly,” said Burnett.

“But I thought he has looked sharp in all the games he has played in pre-season and he gives us something different to what we currently have.

“I am delighted to add Rhys to Brian’s signing yesterday and the squad is now coming together. Rhys played well again on Saturday against Palace and hopefully he can do well for the club.”

While at Arsenal, Murphy failed to make a first-team appearance but spent spells on loan to Brentford and Preston.

After he was released by the Gunners he subsequently moved to Holland to play for Telstar, who finished 14th in the Eerste Divisie.

Murphy netted eight goals in a total of 24 appearances for the club, before opting to move back to England this summer.

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