December 10 2013 Latest news:
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Dagenham & Redbridge have signed striker Chris Dickson, subject to international clearance on a deal until the end of the season.
The 28-year-old has been a free agent after spending time in China with Shanghai East Asia, who play in the Chinese Super League.
Daggers boss Wayne Burnett knows the former Charlton Athletic man well, having managed him at Dulwich Hamlet in 2007 before his big move to the Addicks, who were then a Championship side. And for one, Burnett is happy to reunited.
“I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve managed to capture Chris Dickson,” said Burnett. “He’s a player I’ve worked with previously and someone we hope will come here and score goals.
“He’s got a wealth experience having played in the Championship and only playing in the Champions League two or three seasons ago. I welcome his experience that I feel will only enhance the group and the rest of the players.”
When Dickson moved to the Valley there was also interest from the Daggers, but they couldn’t compete financially with the south London side at the time.
While at Charlton, some of his time was spent on loan at Crewe Alexandra, Gillingham (twice) and Bristol Rovers.
But over the last few years, Dickson has played abroad and included a three-year stay in Cyprus with Nea Salamis Famagusta and AEL Limassol, helping the latter secure Champions League qualification.
However, fast forward six years and he is now a Daggers player, and despite interest from elsewhere, one of which was believed to be fellow League Two side Portsmouth, Dickson has decided to commit himself to the Victoria Road side and will wear the number 14 shirt, vacated by Jake Reed on Tuesday.
With Daggers waiting for internatioanl clearance he is unlikely to feature tomorrow night at Accrington Stanley, but could play a part in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy match at Southend United on Tuesday.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce believes that Arsenal have the ability to win the league this season.