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Former Hammer on trial at Daggers

PUBLISHED: 10:51 22 July 2013 | UPDATED: 18:12 22 July 2013

Zavon Hines featured for Daggers in their 2-1 pre-season loss against Crystal Palace. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Zavon Hines featured for Daggers in their 2-1 pre-season loss against Crystal Palace. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

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Dagenham & Redbridge taking a look at former West Ham young player of the year.

Zavon Hines celebrates after scoring his last minute winner against Aston Villa back in November 2009. Pic: Steve BaconZavon Hines celebrates after scoring his last minute winner against Aston Villa back in November 2009. Pic: Steve Bacon

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett is casting his eye over former West Ham man Zavon Hines.

The 24-year-old was released by Bradford City at the end of last season having scored two league goals in 32 games.

Hines was tipped for big things at Upton Park having won the 2009-10 Young Hammer of the Year award but was sold along with Junior Stanislas to Championship side Burnley, though the move failed to bring the best out of the former England under-21 international.

He was subsequently released by Burnley at the end of the 2011-12 season and earned a one-year deal with Bradford. but after scoring just twice for the Bantams, was released with manager Phil Parkinson saying he needed to be somewhere he would play more regularly.

And he has now turned up at Victoria Road, with Daggers boss Burnett keen on the winger after his second half showing against Crystal Palace on Saturday, with another outing expected tomorrow when Daggers host Charlton Athletic.

“I though Hines as a trialist came in and did very well,” said Burnett.

“We have got one or two players who we feel are key for us to sign. I have to make the right decision and I have to make sure they are the right ones as we only get one crack at this.”

“Against Charlton it will be what you saw today against Palace. People got run outs and the people that started did very well and I thought the ones that came on did very well, the likes of Brian Woodall and Sean Shields.”


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