Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still delighted with striker Paul Benson’s goalscoring form

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 April 2017

Paul Benson of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring at Wrexham (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Paul Benson of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring at Wrexham (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers legend has enjoyed leading the line in recent weeks

Craig Robson of Dagenham & Redbridge and James Alabi of Chester (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Craig Robson of Dagenham & Redbridge and James Alabi of Chester (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still has hailed the form of Paul Benson after the evergreen striker netted his third goal in as many games.

The 37-year-old forward scored the only goal of the game on Saturday as Daggers made sure of their place in the National League play-offs with a win at Wrexham.

With top scorer Oliver Hawkins sidelined by a broken arm, the responsibility has fallen on Benson’s shoulders in recent weeks, but he has taken it on with aplomb.

And Still is delighted that the former Luton Town man is proving his worth after questions were asked when Benson returned to Victoria Road last summer.

“Paul’s form is remarkable and some people raised their eyebrows when I brought him in,” said the Daggers boss.

“I brought Paul in for two reasons: to teach Oliver and to play if he had to. When Paul has played, he has done brilliantly.”

Though Benson has impressed in recent weeks, there is speculation Still is already looking at targets to bolster his attacking options.

One of those is believed to be James Alabi, who has scored 17 goals for National League rivals Chester this season.

But when asked whether Alabi, who is originally from London, was one of his targets, Still was coy on the subject.

“There are lots players we are looking at and I could give you 30 names of who we’re looking at for next season, and I’m sure you’ll know when the time is right,” he added.

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