TRANSFER REVIEW: Part Two


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Will Wood: 7/10


Age: 22

Position: Defender 

Last season’s performance:

Apps  Yel/Red

  14.      3/1


My View:

Wood joins The Daggers from League one outfit Accrington Stanley whom he featured 4 times for last campaign before joining Havant on loan. At the National League side Will - a left footed player - was in action for over 600 minutes when playing for The Hawks where he was red carded on one occasion. One issue with Will I believe is his lack of first team competitive action as last season was the former Saints man’s first in first team action previously competing in Premier League 2. As much as I respect the quality in this league is very high, I do feel that non league football is very different in terms of ability as well as physique therefore I am unsure on this signing. However, he has played in this league and am therefore rating him a 7/10 as Will is not yet to set this division alight but he is young and I see great potential. 


 Andrew Eleftheriou 8/10


Age: 21

Position: Defender 

Last season’s performance:

Apps. 

  18


My View:

Eleftheriou appeared in 18 matches last season in the National League after joining Braintree in January and though they got relegated this doesn’t reflect on this great talent. Andy has competition for places on the right, but with his experience of premier league football and overall abilities I am sure he will get plenty of game time. Eleftheriou as previously mentioned, has experience of being in and around Watford’s first team accumulating around 50 minutes of game time against champions of England- Manchester City. Overall, I have rated him an 8/10 as I feel it was a great piece of business but on the player himself- he is yet to prove his quality. 


Luke Croll: 8/10


Age: 24

Position: Defender 

Last season’s performance:

Apps 

 18 


My View:

Luke played 18 times for Exeter last campaign in League Two helping them to a 9th places finish, ultimately just missing out on the play offs. Croll also featured in their 5-1 victory over now National League side Notts County who finished in 23rd last campaign and Luke will be looking to do the same this season no doubt. The former Grecians man stands at 6ft 1in; a left sided centre half who is great in the air (defensively at least) brings football league experience and a solid defensive record to Victoria Road. However, I feel this year the toughest position this season to be a first team regular in is that centre back position with captain Kenny Clark and another fans’ favourite Onariase occupying those places. Overall, I have rated Croll an 8/10 as his football league experience and youth is a perfect example of the great ambition the owners are showing and he is a solid defender which is key in this league. 


Supporters’ view: 


‘ Think he has potential to be more than a back up. Wouldn’t surprise me to see him play higher than league 2’ ~ Exeter fan - Tom Bond


Mitch Brundle: 10/10


Age: 24

Position: Midfielder 

Last Season’s Performance:

Apps.  Goals. Assists 

  45.        8       13


My View:

The numbers are there for all to see featuring 45 times last campaign and being involved in 36% of Dover’s goals. The Whites finished just above relegation last campaign and it appeared Mitch was becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of ambition as The Crabble hence his departure. He spoke upon arrival at Victoria Road of his ambition to get to the football league with the club; saying how they are heading in the right direction and I’m sure he will be a big part of the project. Mitch has impressed in friendlies especially for me his ability to pick out some quality passes and I am eager to see him score himself also. Overall, I feel Brundle fits the transfer specification exactly and therefore I rate him a 10/10, he is first and foremost an experienced National League player; although experienced a young player and finally he has an eye for goal - helping the spread of goals across the side. 



Joe Quigley: 7/10


Age: 22

Position:

Last season’s performance:

Apps   Goals 

  37.        6 


My View: 

It is safe to say Joe gets around, as he did last campaign playing for four clubs in total, starting at Maidstone, before joining Bromley for free where he enjoyed loan spells at Havant and Eastbourne Borough. Quigley played 15 times for The Hawks, featured in five matches for Eastbourne, 6 for Bromley and 11 for The Stones netting six goals - for a striker probably not desirable.This lead to mixed opinion when it was announced he would play for The Daggers with many saying he has been a reject and failure at all the other clubs - Why bring him here? Soon all that was explained as Peter Taylor noted in an interview he had bought players who need a platform to peak and Dagenham would be that platform,  therefore players like Joe have a lot to prove. One place he did play well was at Victoria Road however setting up two goals for Turgott last season; he did this against Southend for Grant in pre-season also so is this a sign of things to come?


Supporters’ View 


‘I’m buzzing for this. Knows the league ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป fair enough doesn’t have the best scoring record’ ~ Daggers Fan - Nick Sheldrick


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