Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still reveals Bromley winger Blair Turgott trained with club during summer

16:00 22 September 2016

Blair Turgott of Dagenham & Redbridge and Nathan Smith of Chesterfield (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Blair Turgott of Dagenham & Redbridge and Nathan Smith of Chesterfield (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Daggers boss confirms ex-O’s midfielder had a few sessions with Essex club ahead of move to Ravens

John Still says Dagenham & Redbridge should know how to stop Bromley’s Blair Turgott, after revealing the winger spent time with the Essex club during the summer.

The 22-year-old was released by League Two outfit Leyton Orient in the summer after one goal in 31 appearances, but impressed on trial at the Ravens during pre-season and signed a permanent deal.

But before that, the former West Ham United trainee had spent time with Still’s squad and he will be a familiar face to Daggers fans too, after a loan spell in 2014.

And Still knows he could cause the Essex club problems this weekend, but has also warned Bromley’s manager will ensure his side are tough to break down.

“Blair trained with us pre-season, so we know he is a good player,” said Still.

“Neil Smith, their manager, I know very well and he is a very good football person.

“He will be looking for their side to compete with anybody, so I won’t take anything for granted.”

Daggers head to Hayes Lane chasing a fourth straight win to stay top of the National League table, after rising to the summit with a 2-0 win over North Ferriby United, who slipped into the bottom four, last weekend.

Bromley have also been sitting towards the bottom of the standings in the early part of the campaign and despite their lowly position, North Ferriby frustrated Daggers for large parts on Saturday.

Still expects Bromley to pose a similar test this weekend, even if they have picked up just 11 points from 11 games this season.

“All games are tough, before you start you have to expect it to be tough,” he added.

“You have to compete as if it is going to be tough. I don’t look at where they are in the league, we have to go and win the game.”

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