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Saah signs on for Daggers

PUBLISHED: 11:30 21 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:34 21 July 2013

Dagenham & Redbridge's new signing Brian Saah with Daggers manager Wayne Burnett and the new home kit for the 2013-14 season. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Dagenham & Redbridge's new signing Brian Saah with Daggers manager Wayne Burnett and the new home kit for the 2013-14 season. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

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Dagenham & Redbridge snap up defender.

Dagenham & Redbridge have completed the signing of former Leyton Orient and Torquay defender Brian Saah on a two-year deal after a successful trial at Victoria Road.

The 26-year-old rejected a contract at Torquay - where he had spent the past two seasons - to move back to London and has featured in the last four friendlies for the Daggers.

Manager Wayne Burnett had expressed an interest in securing his signature after the 1-1 draw at Dartford and he has wasted little time in wrapping up a deal with the defender.

“I think Brian strengthens the squad enormously. I believe he will be a great addition to the squad,” said Burnett.

“There is competition for places at centre half now with Brian’s arrival. He’s an experienced player who has a lot of league games under his belt and alongside Scott Doe and Luke Wilkinson we now have three good centre halves at the club. It’s added competition and hopefully we can continue to strengthen the squad before we start the season at Fleetwood on August 3.

“He has the experience as well that we sometimes lacked last season and I look forward to working with him.”

Saah played 86 games for the Gulls in his two seasons at Plainmoor and in adddition to that played just under 100 games for Leyton Orient in a seven-year spell at Brisbane Road, where he started his professional football career.

The Rush Green born central defender also spent two seasons at Cambridge United in the Conference Premier with his former boss at Orient Martin Ling, racking up 71 appearances before joining Ling at Torquay in 2011.


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