Morgan Ferrier can be star for Dagenham & Redbridge according to England C coach Mick Payne
PUBLISHED: 18:30 07 June 2017
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Payne coached new Daggers man Ferrier last month when he was part of England C squad
New Dagenham & Redbridge signing Morgan Ferrier has been backed to be a success at Victoria Road by England C coach Mick Payne.
Ferrier, who has joined from National League rivals Boreham Wood on a two-year deal, was part of the non-league national team squad for two matches last month.
The 22-year-old featured against both a Panjab FA XI and a Jersey FA XI, and Payne believes Daggers have got themselves a superb talent.
“Morgan is a good signing and it’s a show of real intent from (Daggers boss) John Still,” said Payne.
“He is an impact player who played on the left for us in the England C squad and that’s where I see him playing for Dagenham.
“Morgan is strong and pacy, he comes alive in the final third and he’s shown at Boreham Wood he can be a goalscorer.
“There were Football League clubs interested in signing him in January, but he obviously likes the ambition Dagenham have.”
Last season for Boreham Wood, Ferrier netted 12 goals in 32 games, form that saw him attract interest from the likes Championship side Cardiff City.
The form also showed the potential of the youngster, who spent time with Premier League clubs Crystal Palace and Arsenal earlier in his career.
At Daggers, Ferrier could have the perfect boss to tap into that raw ability in John Still, who in the past has helped develop the likes of Dwight Gayle.
And Payne believes Ferrier could well be the next Daggers player to come to life under Still and make the step up to the higher divisions.
“From where he’s been, having spent time at Arsenal and Crystal Palace as a youngster, he has the talent.
“John will help continue Morgan’s development, and I’m sure as a former winger Darren Currie can teach him a few things too.
“Morgan is the kind of player who catches the eye with what he does, and speaking to a few scouts they are of the same opinion.”
Ferrier is not the only addition to the Daggers squad from Boreham Wood, with right-back Ben Nunn having joined on a two-year deal last week.
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