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Curtley Williams admits sense of ‘unfinished business’ following Dagenham & Redbridge release

PUBLISHED: 14:00 30 May 2017

Curtley Williams in action for Dagenham & Redbridge last season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Curtley Williams in action for Dagenham & Redbridge last season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Former Daggers defender says he would love to have etched his name in club’s history by helping them back into Football League

Curtley Williams says he feels he has ‘unfinished business’ at Dagenham & Redbridge after being released from the National League outfit last week.

The right-back was perhaps one of the more surprising players let go by Daggers, with Paul Benson, Luke Guttridge, Frankie Raymond, Leo Donnellan, Shomari Barnwell and Jakub Berkowicz also not having their deals extended.

And in an exclusive interview, Williams admitted he was gutted that his spell with Daggers came to an end after just one season, especially as he was unable to help the Essex club win promotion from the National League.

“There really is a feeling of unfinished business for me with Dagenham,” admitted Williams.

“I wanted to be part of the squad that got the club back into the Football League so I could be part of Dagenham’s history.”

Despite his disappointment at being released, Williams was grateful to be informed of the decision before it was made public, receiving a call from Daggers boss John Still.

Williams added: “John spoke to me a couple of hours before the retained list was announced, and I respect him for doing that.

“I had a mate at a different club who only found out he had been released through Twitter, so I appreciate John calling me to let me know before it came out.”

Williams featured just 11 times during his one season at Victoria Road, with injuries hampering his spell with Daggers,

The 27-year-old spent six months on the sidelines between August and March, with several players stepping in in his absence to mixed results.

When Williams was fit, though, he was first choice, and the former Luton Town man admits that was partly behind his decisions to join Daggers last summer.

“One of the reasons I signed initially was because John offered me first-team football,” said Williams.

“I had a good relationship with John because of our time together at Luton, so it was just a shame injuries intervened after the first few weeks.”

• See our website for more from Curtley Williams regarding his time with Dagenham & Redbridge over the coming days.

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