Big summer ahead for Dagenham & Redbridge midfielder Scott Heard, says boss John Still
PUBLISHED: 10:30 02 May 2017
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Daggers manager says Saturday’s goalscorer will benefit from a full pre-season behind him
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still says Scott Heard has a big summer ahead of him after netting his first club goal against Woking.
The midfielder came off the bench to score a late equaliser for Daggers after Max Kretzschmar had earlier put the Cards ahead.
It has not been the easiest first few months for Heard with the Essex club after joining from Ryman Premier side Folkestone Invicta in October.
Having struggled to break into the first team following the move, Heard was loaned to East Thurrock United of the National League South in February.
Saturday’s appearance from the bench since January in a Daggers shirt for Heard, and Still was pleased he was finally able to show what he is capable of.
“Scott came in from Folkestone and took a while to settle in and adjust to the training and everything else,” said the Daggers manager.
“He hasn’t really had a chance, but this is a big summer for him as he’ll get a proper pre-season.
“He’s a busy little player who has a bit to offer, so the future is looking bright.”
Saturday also saw Corey Whitely crowned player of the season following a stellar debut campaign with Daggers.
The former Enfield Town man beat off competition from Andre Boucaud and Oliver Hawkins to win the award, but Still hopes the best is yet to come from Whitely.
“I thought Corey was a very good player and I tried really hard to get him,” he added.
“I had to wait a long while to conclude the deal and like a few of the young ones, they are only going to get better.”