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The Squad: In Depth

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  Today sees the return to the pitch for McMahon’s men (albeit for a maximum of 45 minutes for each player) as they continue to ramp up their efforts ahead of the opening day clash at Stockport. Braintree Town are the opposition in the first friendly, but I want to focus on ourselves (as that’s what pre-season is all about after all) and the squad we have - which Daryl McMahon seems to be pretty content with. We’ve brought in two new faces and largely succeeded in the primary aim of retaining our players whose contracts were set to expire. However, one player we didn’t manage to hold onto was Saidou Khan, leaving for Chesterfield, the one that got away… That’s an overview of a summer which has been pleasing for supporters with huge contract extensions and only a couple of frustrations in between. But, below I’m going to focus on the outcome of that summer of satisfaction which is this squad and its depth. As, for the ones we got in/retained, there were a few more that we let go

Daggers Transfer Round-Up

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  Well, our first piece of business of the summer is complete, and though we only expect a few arrivals – it certainly isn’t the last! As the contract situation looks to be clearing, with Khan reportedly having agreed a deal, McMahon and his staff can put focus, energy and resources into new incomings. A deal done… So, as I say, the announcement of striker Josh Walker from Barnet has got the ball rolling – another player who John Still has identified as a gem that can help the squad back to the football league. Now say what you want about that man, he certainly has an eye for talent, as we saw when he was in the dugout and most recently with the likes of Saidou Khan (set to renew his deal at Dagenham & Redbridge). Taking a closer look at the new recruit, he netted just once last season, injuries impeding his ability to get out on the pitch. However the season prior, he was part of the side that got to the play-offs under Darren Currie – contributing 8 goals. A highlights r